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From Pedro Giffuni <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Time for the ASF to send an Open Letter?
Date Sun, 18 Dec 2011 15:16:41 GMT


--- Dom 18/12/11, Norbert Thiebaud <nthiebaud@gmail.com> ha scritto:
...
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 6:38 PM,
> Pedro Giffuni <pfg@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > --- Sab 17/12/11, Michael Meeks ha scritto:
> >
> >>
> >>     Sure - if it is easier for us to include
> >> an existing feature, under an
> >> acceptable license into LibreOffice why would we
> bother
> >> re-writing it ?
> >> conversely if it is easier to re-write, why not ?
> >>
> >
> > And it's usually so much easier to take. Steve jobs
> > had a famous quote about that that I don't remember
> > very well ;-).
> 
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1208206
> 

Of course that proves how consistent I am! I was
effectively saying that copying from others' work
(when permitted by the license) is fine. No pun intended.

> an English proverb about stone and glass house comes to
> mind...
>

I was not implying a double standard, if that's what you
mean.

In the case of my commit:
- the affected "code" is under a BSD license.
- I knew beforehand that it was about to be removed
  from the tree (but may be brought back some day).

Pedro. 


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