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From Andrew Douglas Pitonyak <>
Subject Re: Apache OO General Questions
Date Sun, 14 Oct 2012 01:28:37 GMT

On 10/13/2012 09:07 PM, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> Hi Andrew;
> ----- Original Message -----
> ...
>> Couple of questions:
>> (Q) it was stated to me at one time that integrating changes between AOO and LO
>> would not be overly complicated (bad memory, but maybe it was Tom Davis
>> referencing the fact that Symphony was kept in sync with OOo). Are any changes
>> integrated between AOO and LO (in either direction) at this time? I have been
>> asked this question specifically (as it related to the code clean-up effort in
>> LO), and I generally say "I don't know, but I don't think so".
> Some of it has happened in both ways. I won't talk about the LO "relicensing"
> because I simply don't understand how it is supposed to work and ultimately
> I am not a lawyer.
> In the case of AOO. I have in my HD some code that authors have agreed to
> contribute. The code will remain uncommitted because:
> - In one case the code is big enough that I need a signed iCLA and while the
> author has agreed he hasn't really had time lately.
> - In another case the code is not big but I have requested the patches be
> submitted through bugzilla to keep a record of the contribution (private
> email is not trustable nowadays).
> In both cases I can wait: the code is not critical, just nice to have.
> I wish it were easier to contribute though: we cannot expect someone to go
> over the trouble of porting and testing their patches twice. This said, the
> latest versions of LO introduce bugs that I can't reproduce on AOO. AOO is
> very stable and we want to keep it that way.

Had not even considered the License issue.....

>> (Q) AOO lists use addresses such as and
>> Assuming that AOO is taken from incubator status,
>> will incubator be dropped from the list names and will current subscribers be
>> ported to the new list?
> I would think so, yes.
> Pedro.

Andrew Pitonyak
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