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From Simon Phipps <>
Subject Re: Mercurial repository at
Date Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:32:37 GMT
On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 8:43 PM, Andrea Pescetti <>wrote:

> Simon Phipps wrote:
>> For the legacy Mercurial repository Andrea mentioned to be useful to
>> future
>> developers I would expect the copyright status of the repo to thus need
>> clarifying, and I don't recall seeing a definitive statement.
> Actually what I wrote at the beginning of this thread, months ago, was "it
> is still useful since it contains important historical information": for
> example, a bug might be marked as fixed in a certain CWS and I'd like to
> take a look at this CWS and see whether it was integrated or not.

Right, I understood that, thanks - I was just checking I had not missed a
resolution of the other related issue! Accurately remembering our history
is an essential element of our future.

> So this thread is (was) mainly about preserving the code. The possibility
> to include it in an OpenOffice release will likely still require to be
> checked on a case-by-case basis, and was not the purpose of this thread.

Right, understood, thanks. Your view seems to match mine even if others
would prefer not to discuss it!


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