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From Andrew Rist <andrew.r...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: Refactoring the brand: Apache ooo + OpenOffice.org? (was re:OpenOffice.org branding)
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2011 01:06:39 GMT

On 8/1/2011 5:45 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
<snip>
> I was talking about access controls. I was not talking about existing 
> content and whether we need to delete it. For the later question, we 
> need to do some IP review. If the copyright on the wiki pages was 
> assigned to Sun/Oracle, then they can grant it to us under a 
> compatible license. 
For the Wiki it is probably best to move forward under the assumption 
that copyright may not have been assigned to Sun/Oracle.
Transferring the hosting of the Wiki is something that is probably not 
problematic, but it is unlikely there will be any grant associated with 
the content.
> That is how they were able to grant us the source code. On the other 
> hand, if the wiki pages are under a variety of eclectic licenses, then 
> we will need to determine exactly what we can do with it. But note, 
> this is exactly the same problem that is solved by requiring that 
> those who edit documentation sign the iCLA. That ensures that our 
> documentation is copyable and reusable by others. If OOo had taken 
> such steps, we wouldn't have to worry about whether we'll need to 
> delete some Russian DataPilots page because it has an incompatible 
> license.



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