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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: Hi!
Date Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:43:48 GMT
On 04/08/2015 jeffrey crowder wrote:
> I'm unsure if I am able to use
> OpenOffice as you are under the Apache license, I am under the Mozilla
> Public License version 2.0, the reason being is (only fitting) that my
> project/program is a web browser.

Hi, the short answer to this is yes (i.e., you can use code under the 
Apache License, such as the OpenOffice code, in a MPL project). That 
said, if you are writing your code from scratch I don't see any specific 
reasons (other than personal interests and beliefs) for preferring a 
license over another; honestly I don't see any reasons for using the 
OpenOffice code in a web browser either.

Well, good luck with your project and have fun! Should your personal 
project become a mature free and open source project with code and 
community, you may consider to bring it to Apache one day: you can read 
more at

And if you have some time left for working on OpenOffice, we always 
welcome new volunteers! See for more.


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