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From Rob Weir <...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: Apache Foundation position on copyleft licenses
Date Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:54:26 GMT
On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 10:36 AM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH)
<Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com> wrote:
> "not necessarily" is not correct. We do not endorse these views as a
> foundation. Full stop.
>

Updated with a paraphrase of this:

"The Apache Software Foundation does not take a position, recommend or
advise the use or non-use
of any particular software license or family of licenses."

Regards,

-Rob




> There are plenty of people who do, but the foundation does not take
> positions on these things.
>
> Sent from my Windows Phone
> ________________________________
> From: Andrea Pescetti
> Sent: ‎1/‎28/‎2015 5:34 AM
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> Subject: Re: Apache Foundation position on copyleft licenses
>
> Jim Jagielski wrote:
>> HOWEVER, the POV expressed does NOT reflect the POV of
>> the ASF itself, and so it must be *clearly* stated that
>> the page is the viewpoint either of the AOO PMC itself (and
>> only the PMC) or a specific individual.
>> Please make the required changes asap.
>
> I've added a disclaimer to the page, at the end of
> http://www.openoffice.org/why/why_compliance.html
>
> It's not what you asked for, but it does clarify that the ASF does not
> necessarily endorse views expressed there. In this way it can stay even
> if the page is rewritten using a different tone (something I've proposed
> to do a long time ago, for the record).
>
> Deleting the page as suggested by Henri is not an option. That page has
> value for users who may legitimately wonder about differences with
> respect to proprietary and copyleft software respectively.
>
> Now, if the first result on search engines for "ASF position copyleft"
> led to a page where I could see what the ASF position is...
>
> I wonder why the e-mail was directed here. The OpenOffice PMC is able to
> fix its own website without a discussion on legal-discuss. Anyway, now
> that the disclaimer has been added, I see no value in continuing the
> legal-discuss thread.
>
> Regards,
>    Andrea.
>
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