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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <orc...@apache.org>
Subject RE: New license for libwpd, libwps, libwpg
Date Sun, 21 Apr 2013 15:00:27 GMT
Licensing issues have not been entirely removed,
<http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-b>.

Code with Category B MPL license is accepted in ASF projects under very specific restrictions.
 Having to build the code from source, especially with modifications, is problematic.

 - Dennis



-----Original Message-----
From: Andrea Pescetti [mailto:pescetti@apache.org] 
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 01:59
To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
Subject: New license for libwpd, libwps, libwpg

As you can see in
http://sourceforge.net/projects/libwpd/files/libwpd/libwpd-0.9.7/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/libwps/files/libwps/libwps-0.2.8/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/libwpg/files/libwpg/libwpg-0.2.2/

the three libraries that OpenOffice was using to import WordPerfect, MS 
Works and WordPerfect Graphics files have now been dual-licensed; one of 
the licenses is MPLv2.

Does this mean that we can include them back in OpenOffice if we wish to 
do so? If I recalled correctly, they were removed as of 3.4.0 due to 
incompatible licensing. Any reasons for/against including them now?

Regards,
   Andrea.

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