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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice & LibreOffice
Date Sun, 05 Jun 2011 23:44:38 GMT
Sublicensing and how it relates to the original source 
bits and contributions based on those bits is a complex
issue.  The license on those bits doesn't change simply
because you slapped a different license on the work as
a whole.

In any case I fail to see how this line of inquiry is of
any benefit to anyone, so lets just drop it.

----- Original Message ----
> From: Keith Curtis <>
> To:
> Sent: Sun, June 5, 2011 7:40:31 PM
> Subject: Re: OpenOffice & LibreOffice
> >
> > What are you talking about? You can relicense to your hearts  content. You 
>just can't contribute it back under some other license otherwise  user's 
>couldn't use it and then relicense it.  If you can't grasp that concept  then 
>there really is no point to further discussion.
> >
> Joe Shafer  wrote this:
> ------
> I don't feel the need to debate software licensing with  a GPL fan on an
> list.  Suffice it to say that I expect downstream projects
> to respect  the license, and sublicense it if necessary in a way that
> doesn't invalidate  our license.
> ----
> Seems like he is saying he doesn't want people to  change the license
> of Apache  software.
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