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From Keith Curtis <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice & LibreOffice
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 01:19:29 GMT
On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 6:06 PM, Ralph Goers <> wrote:
>> This is what the Wikipedia page on the Apache License says:
>> "The Apache License, like most other permissive licenses, does not
>> require modified versions of the software to be distributed using the
>> same license."
> You are confusing copyright and software licensing.

I think:
Copyright is a bunch of laws and court cases.
Licenses are copyright-related text that gets applied to software and
other things.

If "modified versions of the software don't require the same license",
then any terms and restrictions you bring up no longer apply because
that is the old license you are now referring to.

> You can modify software that is under the Apache license and use it in a proprietary
product but you have to do it in a way that complies with the license and copyright law.

> You can use also use software that is under the LGPL in a proprietary product.

Yes, that is why Oracle can depend on Linux, Notes and Symphony can
build on top of LibreOffice, etc.


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