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From Andrew Rist <>
Subject Re: Contributed code (was Re: Fake OpenOffice site?)
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 23:00:49 GMT

On 2/3/2012 2:38 PM, Louis Suárez-Potts wrote:
> Andrew,
> Is Oracle also granting to Apache license to the training material for
> OOo and Oracle Open Office? (I am not sure but believe that Oracle was
> only working on branded Oracle OO stuff, but it's very likely
> commutative.)
> -louis
That stuff was not part of OOo project and has not been included.
I understand your interest, but that is a different topic than the below 

  On 3 February 2012 17:23, TJ Frazier <> wrote:
>> On 2/3/2012 16:37, Andrew Rist wrote:
>>> <snip snip>
>>> On 2/2/2012 4:50 AM, Shane Curcuru wrote:
>>>> On 2012-02-01 9:01 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>>> 1) Oracle contributed the source code and trademarks
>>>>> to Apache
>>>> Really? I thought Oracle granted a license of most of the
>>>> source code to Apache, not all of it. If they had
>>>> granted a license of all the source code, we'd probably be about a
>>>> month further along in the schedule, maybe? But we've done amazing
>>>> work filling in the pieces and making the current Apache OpenOffice
>>>> releases work while ensuring we only use permissively licensed code.
>>> Hey Shane - probably just an issue with wording, but just want to add
>>> this to the discussion...
>>> Oracle granted a license to the stuff that Oracle had clear copyright
>>> ownership on. I don't think there is anything owned by Oracle that was
>>> not donated - especially nothing that is pushing the schedule back at
>>> this point.
>>> There are a lot of non-Sun/Oracle code used by the project (some of it
>>> copyleft) - obviously this could not be 'donated' by Oracle.
>>> It is the remediation of this code that has been the source of the last
>>> few months of work - mostly copyleft dependencies and 'extensions' (I'm
>>> thinking dictionaries and the like here)
>>> A.
>> Andrew,
>> The only code I know of that got lost is the crash-dump analysis code
>> (Jürgen is the expert on it). It is a bee in my bonnet, because I consider
>> it indispensable for certain kinds of problems. It was Sun-proprietary code,
>> run in Hamburg.
>> IMHO, its reincarnation would be worth considerable effort.
>> --
>> /tj/


Andrew Rist | Interoperability Architect
OracleCorporate Architecture Group
Redwood Shores, CA | 650.506.9847

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