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Hi all,

Am 24.06.22 um 20:57 schrieb
Hi Andreas,

On 2022-06-24 17:51, Andreas Mantke wrote:

I also have no idea why it's not possible to work on a common ground of
LOOL (LibreOffice Online) and why it is/was instead necessary to fork
the code away from the LibreOffice community and rename it.
If I look over the fence into another OSS community there is no such
behavior. Maybe because the license is GPL and there is a contributor
assignment for the foundation in place (or there is more common spirit
in the project and the professional contributors are more divers).

I'm sorry about the change, too. I don't know the details, maybe LOOL was
never a core LibreOffice development, but it seems, there was no
choice for
Collabora Productivity, only forking. Likely the reason is known for the
former TDF board, and Michael Meeks wrote about it, too, see "Why is
Collabora Online its own project?" in

the faq and the linked info graphic showed the perception of the company
of itself and its view on the LibreOffice community and project.

Forking is possible for everyone, but only with renaming. So it was
very unfair to write about that renaming is some evil thing, while
that was likely a mandatory trade mark issue for Collabora
Productivity, too.

It's not necessary to change the naming of the upstream project or
create a second competing project, if you want to use the code from the
upstream project to develop a (commercial) derivative.

The MPL license is as far as I know open for such derivative work.


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