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From "Allen Pulsifer" <>
Subject RE: Apache Incubator Proposal: Splitting the Community?
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 15:45:03 GMT
> - What is wrong about the TDF that is better at ASF, for being the home of
a free office suite?

It is not clear to what extent the choice of the ASF was driven by Oracle,
and you probably won't get either Oracle or IBM to talk about that.
However, to the extent that it was driven by Oracle, that should not be held
against IBM, since IBM did not own the code and had to go with proposal that
would be acceptable to Oracle.

It is my understanding though that IBM wants to work with a project that is
licensed under the Apache License, not the LGPL.  If The Document Foundation
is willing to change its release from the LGPL to the Apache License (or
possibly to host a parallel project under the Apache License), then you
might be able to get IBM to join forces with the TDF.

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