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From Tsutomu Uchino <hanya.r...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: future of OpenOffice
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:25:11 GMT
See this mail: http://legal-discuss.markmail.org/thread/mleqsm636zf5fqia

2017-01-12 6:18 GMT+09:00 Dave <noreply@tasit.net>:

> On 11.01.2017 09:44, Patricia Shanahan wrote:
> > On 1/10/2017 11:29 PM, Nagy �kos wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> it is impossible, because the LO license is LGPL+MPL, that can't be
> >> merged in OpenOffice.
> >
> > That choice of license was very unfortunate, and a regrettable barrier
> > to cooperation between the projects. When LO split off they could have
> > kept the Apache license and the potential for future cooperation.
>
> The first release of OOo v3 was under LGPLv3 per Louis Suarez-Potts:
> https://lwn.net/Articles/272202/
>
> In September 2010 LO forked from OOo and released LO 3.3 in January 2011
> under the same license.
>
> Around 6 months later in June 2011 Oracle donated the LGPLv3 code to the
> ASF and AOO 3.4 was released in May 2012 under ALv2.
>
> In spite of a seemingly contradictory statement on the license page of
> the LO website, the above dates clearly show that LO code was forked
> from the original OOo code, not from the AOO code.
>
> Please let's not try to rewrite history.
>
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