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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: LGPL vs Apache 2.0 FAQ?
Date Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:38:59 GMT
Ciao Gianluca;

On 04/05/12 03:47, Gianluca Turconi wrote:
> Hello *,
> is there a page like "LGPL vs Apache 2.0" FAQ for Apache OpenOffice, 
> in order to show explicitly to users and distributors what differences 
> there are btw those licenses?
> Something like "Before you could do that, now you can do the same 
> thing (or not)".
> It would be very useful, IMO, to avoid misunderstandings.
> Regards,
A while ago I added this to the Release Notes:

      License Change

The License has changed from LGPLv3 to the compatible Apache License 2 
to comply with Apache Software Foundation guidelines. The Apache License 
will make adoption and general distribution of the software much easier 
since it doesn't require making available the source code. Of course the 
software continues being free and the source code with its updates will 
continue being available through the Apache Software Foundation servers.


We will obviously not be enforcing the GPL on previous releases, so
maybe we should probably add something in this page:

in that sense.


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