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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Inappropriate "Compliance Costs"
Date Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:31:53 GMT
On 23/02/2015 Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> This is the proposed new version of

I've put the page online. It incorporates the suggestions made in this 
thread. The only significant changes are in the "For Developers" 
section, that I copy/paste below for review (even if it is online, we 
can of course change it at any time).

Following advice from Dennis, I would like to add a 2-3 lines paragraph 
on how using Apache Licensed code protects you from patent-related 
tricks, but I couldn't find a way to do it properly, so I haven't 
included it so far. Suggestions welcome.

##For Developers: Reduced Constraints on Derivative Products

The permissive nature of the Apache License means that developers and
companies distributing derivative products needn't worry about
combining their code with the OpenOffice code and releasing derivative
products under their license of choice.

The Apache License has no propagative (or "copyleft", or "viral")
effects, i.e., it does not influence the license of the derivative
product: if you base your product on source code distributed under the
Apache License you have no legal obligation of releasing the entire
source code tree to the users of the program. All that is required is an
attribution of the Apache Licensed source code.

The Apache License thus reduces the need for employee education, the
frequency of internal audits, the intensity of internal audits.

And obviously native English speakers are more than welcome to improve 
the text quality.


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