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Subject Re: Apache Incubator Proposal: Collaboration with TDF/LO
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 22:01:34 GMT
Greg Stein <> wrote on 06/03/2011 05:42:14 PM:

> So yah. I'm giving up on this for now. My suggestions are hitting a
> teflon wall. But it shouldn't. Including the LO community in this
> proposal should be a no-brainer. I don't think that "including them by
> reference [to the Apache License]" is a cop-out. Several times, you
> fallen back to "but they can just use the code like anybody else". But

But I'm not giving up on you, Greg, or this section of the proposal. 

I am attaching this section of the proposal as it stands now. 

Would you or anyone else like to contribute any improvements?  Personal 
attacks, please, to /dev/null.



LibreOffice uses a dual license LGPLv3/MPL. This limits the degree to 
which OpenOffice and LibreOffice can collaborate on code. However, we 
would be glad to discuss, as a project, ways in which we can collaborate 
with them in a way that respects the chosen licenses of both projects. 
This could include collaboration on jointly sponsored public events, 
interoperability 'plugfests', standards, shared build management 
infrastructure, shared release mirrors, coordination of build schedules, 
version numbers, defect lists, and other downstream requirements. 
Additionally, collaboration could include LibreOffice use of project 
deliverables per the Apache 2.0 license and their reporting of defects. If 
TDF decides at a later point to change to a compatible license, then this 
would open up additional ways in which we could collaborate, and we would 
welcome that as well. We believe that, in practice, the degree to which we 
are able to actually collaborate will be determined by the licence 
compatibility issue more than than any unwillingness to collaborate. 

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