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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Access to wiki
Date Sat, 06 Aug 2011 23:05:00 GMT
I think Rob's appraisal establishes pretty clearly that considerable adaptation to individual
cases must apply.  There is material that is clearly more technical, although I am not so
clear that it has to be considered release content.  There is material that, whatever its
technical nature, appears not to be licensed under the Oracle grant, and other material that
might be.  The separations might not be in the same places.  

I don't think there is any wholesale action that can be applied to subsuming
under Apache.

 - Dennis


As well as I can tell, there is a Copyright notice on that page, but no license:

The notice is by the link to this page: 

So, if this is not subject to the Oracle license grant, there's not a lot to be done about

This related page is even more intriguing:

There, these terms of use are linked, and the grants in section 4 kick in:

So some of this might be covered by the Oracle license grant, and some of it might not be.
 I think that, on an individual-case basis, that determination governs our ability to (1)
host on the site only versus (2) moving to an site and to make derivatives
that are licensed differently (with appropriate attribution, etc., of course) without further
permission being obtained.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir [] 
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 14:47
Subject: Re: Access to wiki

On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 5:20 PM, Kazunari Hirano <> wrote:
> Hi Rob,
> On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 6:11 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> Let's look at a few examples on the wiki:
>> Page on performance tuning initiatives in OOo:
> Do you mean ""?

Yes, thanks.

>> The editors of this page are almost entirely Sun and RedFlag
>> employees.  It directly concerns plans and approaches to modifying the
>> code.  This isn't really doc at all.  But I don't think it is
>> "community" either.  Performance tuning is a core development
>> function.  In every other Apache project information like this would
>> be part of the core website, where developers would
>> most likely look for it.
> Thanks,
> khirano
> --
> Kazunari Hirano
> Tohoku Japan needs your help.

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