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From Jan Høydahl <jan....@cominvent.com>
Subject Distribute AOO through Mac App Store
Date Mon, 14 May 2012 19:17:41 GMT
Hi,

I started a discussion on Twitter today:
> cominvent: Any reason why Apache OpenOffice cannot be put up on the Mac App Store? #openoffice
#OSX #appstore #apache
> 4:48pm, May 14 from HootSuite
> rcweir: @cominvent Interesting question. It is not something we've discussed. Are there
any specific technical requirements?
> 5:01pm, May 14 from TweetDeck
> cominvent: @rcweir I'm no legal expert, but it should be ok as long as @TheASF holds
all copyright and ASL is honored? http://t.co/z6rYr9ah
> 8:46pm, May 14 from HootSuite

Any of you got experience with publishing apps on Mac App Store? It would be worth an attempt
to get AOO out there, as it would make it much easier for Mac users to get started. As far
as I know, GPL apps are prohibited from distribution through Mac App Store (see http://www.fsf.org/blogs/licensing/more-about-the-app-store-gpl-enforcement),
but now that OOo is Apache Licensed this should be no problem, right? If not the LGPL deps
cause the same issue... Also, this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_App_Store says that
apps requiring Java will not be accepted. But AOO does not *require* Java to run, so that
should also be ok, not?

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Jan Høydahl, search solution architect
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