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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: GStreamer avmedia plugin as copyleft?
Date Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:12:00 GMT
On 04/10/2011 23:58 RGB ES wrote:
> I can see a big problem coming: with every single Linux distro using LibO
> for the foreseeable future and considering the fact that nobody will build
> OOo at home (specially on windows), if, say, next year somebody install OOo
> 3.4 that will be for sure an Apache build.

I think that, when a new version of is released, most 
distributions will make available again in their 
repositories. Offering LibreOffice too is no problem: major 
distributions have at least a dozen text editors, half a dozen e-mail 
programs and three Office suites ( or LibreOffice, KOffice 
or derivatives and Abiword+Gnumeric). Offering both and 
LibreOffice will be just normal.

> compiled with no switches, that will mean that every person downloading and
> installing OOo 3.4 will find an office suite not only without multimedia
> support, but also without spell checker!

When they package, distributions will make sure to use 
the right switches to benefit from other packages installed in the 
system and to offer better integration. This is what happens now for 
virtually all distributions shipping or LibreOffice, so, 
like Pedro wrote, I don't expect big problems here.


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