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From Louis Suárez-Potts <>
Subject Re: Contributed code (was Re: Fake OpenOffice site?)
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 22:38:00 GMT

Is Oracle also granting to Apache license to the training material for
OOo and Oracle Open Office? (I am not sure but believe that Oracle was
only working on branded Oracle OO stuff, but it's very likely


On 3 February 2012 17:23, TJ Frazier <> wrote:
> On 2/3/2012 16:37, Andrew Rist wrote:
>> <snip snip>
>> On 2/2/2012 4:50 AM, Shane Curcuru wrote:
>>> On 2012-02-01 9:01 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>> 1) Oracle contributed the source code and trademarks
>>>> to Apache
>>> Really? I thought Oracle granted a license of most of the
>>> source code to Apache, not all of it. If they had
>>> granted a license of all the source code, we'd probably be about a
>>> month further along in the schedule, maybe? But we've done amazing
>>> work filling in the pieces and making the current Apache OpenOffice
>>> releases work while ensuring we only use permissively licensed code.
>> Hey Shane - probably just an issue with wording, but just want to add
>> this to the discussion...
>> Oracle granted a license to the stuff that Oracle had clear copyright
>> ownership on. I don't think there is anything owned by Oracle that was
>> not donated - especially nothing that is pushing the schedule back at
>> this point.
>> There are a lot of non-Sun/Oracle code used by the project (some of it
>> copyleft) - obviously this could not be 'donated' by Oracle.
>> It is the remediation of this code that has been the source of the last
>> few months of work - mostly copyleft dependencies and 'extensions' (I'm
>> thinking dictionaries and the like here)
>> A.
> Andrew,
> The only code I know of that got lost is the crash-dump analysis code
> (Jürgen is the expert on it). It is a bee in my bonnet, because I consider
> it indispensable for certain kinds of problems. It was Sun-proprietary code,
> run in Hamburg.
> IMHO, its reincarnation would be worth considerable effort.
> --
> /tj/

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