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From Ian Lynch <>
Subject Re: Question to IBM regarding license of Lotus Symphony
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2011 12:39:29 GMT
On 4 June 2011 13:30, Cor Nouws <> wrote:

> Sam Ruby wrote (04-06-11 13:35)
>  On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 6:24 AM, Andreas Kuckartz<>
>>  wrote:
>  If yes: which licenses would IBM be willing to consider ?
>> Is there any reason to believe that the Apache License, Version 2.0 is
>> not an appropriate choice in this situation?
> Yes. As expressed by many on this list and elsewhere: the Apache license
> policy does not match for at least part of the LibreOffice project.
> So starting with finding a common ground first, rather than starting with
> the Apache model, would have been a better approach, IMO.

I'm not an expert in this but is seems to me that since you can derive a
copy left licensed product from an Apache licensed product but not the other
way round, it is in fact logical to start with Apache if both are to be


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