openoffice-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <orc...@apache.org>
Subject RE: New license for libwpd, libwps, libwpg
Date Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:50:05 GMT
@Rob, 

Thanks.

That is a great summary of what is involved.

I am curious, in the case of libwpd, how binaries would be obtained and what the inclusion
mechanism would be.  E.g., would there be shared libraries/DLLs built from unmodified external
sources as part of the AOO build?  

I assume unmodified header files (and library definitions) for access to the APIs of the libraries
would be relied upon in a similar fashion during AOO (incremental) builds.

Is that a reasonable sketch of how step (4) is accomplished in this case?

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir [mailto:robweir@apache.org] 
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 08:11
To: dev@openoffice.apache.org; <orcmid@apache.org>
Subject: Re: New license for libwpd, libwps, libwpg

On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Dennis E. Hamilton <orcmid@apache.org>wrote:

> 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.
>
>

Yes, and several of us are very, very familiar with these restrictions.  We
have a good model to follow, based on past practice:

1) Don't put the code in our SVN

2) Use it only for optional features

3) Source distribution does not include the source

4) May include binaries with our binary distributions

5) Need to update license file for binary distribution

-Rob


>  - 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.
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@openoffice.apache.org
> For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@openoffice.apache.org
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@openoffice.apache.org
> For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@openoffice.apache.org
>
>


---------------------------------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@openoffice.apache.org
For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@openoffice.apache.org


Mime
View raw message