incubator-ooo-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Guy Waterval <>
Subject Re: LGPL vs Apache 2.0 FAQ?
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2012 08:10:37 GMT

2012/4/6 Gianluca Turconi <>

> In data 05 aprile 2012 alle ore 14:58:01, Joost Andrae <
>> ha scritto:
>> I'm not sure if an average user is able to read legal language thus in my
>> opinion such a legal comparison might not be useful at all because it
>> probably needs to be written in legal language.
> Indeed, I mean something much simpler. Just a page that lists questions
> like:
> "Can I still use Apache OpenOffice for free in any environment (school,
> home, office)? Yes you can."
> "Can I still copy Apache OpenOffice and install it on my
> daughter's/parents'/**colleagues' PCs? Yes you can."
> "Can I still distribute a copy of Apache OpenOffice? Yes you can and you
> are even freer. Read more [link]."
> It should be a "FAQ for the average Joe", absolutely no legalese involved,
> unless a distributer wants more info about brands, names and so on.

I totally agree with you. Such a document could also be very  helpful for
new contributors, especially for those who will contribute in their free
time and have the right to understand exactly to what they engage when they
work in ASF projects.


  • Unnamed multipart/alternative (inline, None, 0 bytes)
View raw message