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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: Apache Incubator Proposal: Splitting^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^HREUNITING the Community?
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 20:12:54 GMT
Volker Merschmann wrote:

> > I've been told that Oracle and TDF *were* in discussions but
> > that the demands by TDF were sufficiently unpalatable to Oracle
> > as to prevent any sort of agreement... IBM may have strongly
> > suggested the ASF as a backup, but we were the runner-up in
> > a sense. Taxes were not an issue...

> I do not see where the demands were "unpalatable":

Well, "We believe that the MPL (over say an Apache license) as a copy-left
license, is crucial to community growth and acceptance, and has proved
itself with Mozilla" may not have been palatable.

	--- Noel

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