just starting to collect additional FAQ entries to be added to
Please provide questions and answers you think to be important, improve my wordings and content, if
I'm not clear enough or simply wrong.
Q: What are copyright agreements (CA/JCA/SCA) with Oracle and why are they counterproductive to
OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice and FOSS?
A: Every contributor to OpenOffice.org code has to sign a contract about sharing the contribution's
copyright with Oracle. As this agreement can't be retracted it covers all future contributions too.
This allows Oracle to behave as the copyright owner, claiming copyright infringement and other
On the other hand this agreement allows them to release the contribution under any license they
want to, including proprietary ones, without the contributor having any right to refuse it.
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