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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re:AOO 3.4 Feature impact from IP cleanup
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2011 13:42:50 GMT
Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
On Dec 6, 2011 1:22 AM, "Rob Weir" <> wrote:
> I'd like to draw your attention to the following wiki page.  It lists
> the libraries that are being removed from the code, because of
> incompatible licenses.  It lists the replacement, where they exist, as
> well as the user impact.
> This information will be useful to testing the 3.4 released.  We
> should focus on the areas where we are introducing new libraries.

Very useful. Thanks.

> But I think it will also be interesting if you have heard (as I have)
> people suggest that AOO 3.4 will be greatly degraded in functionality
> due to the IP cleanup, and the resulting release will not be usable.
> I think much of the confusion is due to imperfect knowledge about what
> is permissible in Apache source versus binary releases.

You might want to unpack that a little. Apache doesn't do binary releases.
Projects often provide binary packages built directly from source releases
as a convenience.

Perhaps I'm missing the point you are trying to make here.

> In any case, I invite you to consult the following page, and see the
> functionality that will be impacted.  Note that in at least two cases
> the replacements will be functional improvements to the code that is
> being removed.
> If you know of something that is missing from the table, feel free to
> add it.  Let's be transparent about the facts and let the FUD
> evaporate.
> -Rob

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