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From "donaldupre ." <>
Subject Re: Apache replacement
Date Sat, 10 Oct 2015 13:48:08 GMT
Please allow me to clarify. According to your suggestion, the contributors
will be managed by Apache. The decision making will stay with Apache. But
apache proved to fail in those aspects...
About creating a derivative product, after reading so many comments and
opinions online suggesting a merge of OO and LO, introducing a third player
seems unreasonable.
I'm not affiliated with such a company and just raised an innocent question.

On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 4:14 PM, Andrea Pescetti <>

> donaldupre . wrote:
>> What does it take to buy back OpenOffice from Apache?
>> I'm sure there are commercial entities that will be happy to develop it.
> Those entities can ask their employees to contribute to OpenOffice, and
> help shape the project with their contributions. This addresses all items
> in your list (then some of them are debatable, but I'm not going to discuss
> them in detail).
> The license allows companies to create derivative products and choose
> distribution terms for those, as Damjan noted. The trademark policy
> regulates how a company can use the "OpenOffice" trademark in derivatives.
> All information you need is available on, or from, the
> website.
> I'll just note that none of the actions you list is incompatible with
> Apache: the company contributes their employees' time to the project and
> profits by selling support, or additional services, or customized versions.
> This is very common and successful in other Apache projects. If you have
> contacts with interested companies, just ask them to come to this list and
> start contributing!
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
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