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From Pedro Giffuni <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: GPL'd dictionaries (was Re: ftp.services.openoffice.org?)
Date Sun, 06 Nov 2011 23:15:46 GMT

--- On Sun, 11/6/11, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@openoffice.org> wrote:
...
> On 06/11/2011 Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> > My question here is, why are you
> > using a software license if you don't think most of
> it's
> > provisions apply. Shouldn't you use Creative Commons
> > license, or the GNU FDL instead?
> 
> This is an interesting question, but the Italian dictionary
> started with the same license as OpenOffice.org and has had
> a complex story, with license changes (not actual
> relicensing, but "license upgrades" as allowed by the
> [L]GPL) and several copyright holders. Since we know that we
> have zero chances to get all copyright holders to agree to
> relicensing, we will have to explore other possible
> alternatives.
>
Hmm.. understandable.

Actually we are in a similar situation with Apache OOo:

We will probably get some non-code in the SGA that we can't
relicense under PD, BSD or MIT.
Fortunately most people find the restrictions in the AL2
sufficiently unrestricted ;).

> Thanks Dave, Dennis and Rob for your suggestions: I will
> have to coordinate with Gianluca to address Apache Legal in
> a proper way, but I expect that we will raise the issue
> there in a reasonable timeframe.
> 

Yes, good luck with legal!

Pedro.

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