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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Some old OOo SVN dumps, of use to anyone?
Date Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20:29:10 GMT
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From: Rob Weir [] 
Sent: Sunday, March 1, 2015 09:08
To:; Dennis Hamilton
Subject: Re: Some old OOo SVN dumps, of use to anyone?

On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Dennis E. Hamilton
<> wrote:
> [ ... ]
> I'm not clear what protocol is required to make a clean contribution in the case of the
OO.o SVN though.

I don't claim to have sufficient IP rights to make a formal donation
of this code.

> @Rob: You put in a great effort to make the SVN that was loaded as part of the Oracle
grant.  Does this include that work or is this something else that you found in the OO.o materials?

As I understand it, the OOo source code went through the following systems:

1) Whatever was used at Star Division before Sun bought it

2) The original open source contribution, which apparently used CVS

3) The OOo migration to SVN

4) Later OOo migration to Mercurial

5) Migration to SVN at Apache and git at LO

The work I did to get the source code into AOO was to get the tip of
the Mercurial tree and check that into Apache's SVN.   We were not
able to find a way to migrate the Mercurial history.

I think what I have here is the SVN from 3) above.  In particular I
see comments in the dump regarding the initial migration from CVS to

[ ... ]

   Is the source code in this SVN identified as LGPL, along with
   any THIRDPARTY notice in the manner that Sun provided those?

   This strikes me as sufficient to distribute it or house it 

   Whether the Computer History Museum would preserve
   such a thing seems possible, simply in compliance with the
   licenses that apply to the source.  It would be up to
   their officials whether to do that or not.  I have had a
   couple of contacts there.  I will ask about this case.

   Meanwhile, there are a couple of things we could try to
   preserve the file(s) off-premise for you.  I can provide
   you with an FTP account and a folder location if you want
   to try putting it on a web location I have, although I
   Think installing it as an SVN reload might be best.  I'd
   Have to learn how to bring up SVN there, though.

   Another way would be to put it on OneDrive.  I'm told I
   have 1TB available.  It probably can't go up as
   a single file, though, and it could be tedious to break

   Other thoughts?

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