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Hi Jonathan, everyone,

2011/1/13 Jonathan Aquilina <>

Mirek LO is a separate entity from Oracle, they just forked OOo and are
taking it down a different bath with a different name.

I know that, but most of the code of LibreOffice comes from Oracle, and
therefore if LibO wants to change its license, it needs an OK from Oracle.

On 1/12/11 3:49 PM, Mirek M. wrote:

2011/1/12 Jonathan Aquilina<>

 Why not license it under an appropriate license that would allow us to
it in the app store? would that mean we would need to remove the GPL or
it be dual licensed to go on the app store?

I'm no expert, but as I understand it, LibreOffice is licensed under the
LGPL, which should allow it to be used with DRM (whereas VLC was GPL).
In order for LibreOffice to change its license, it would need to get an OK
from all its contributors, including Oracle, which is not too likely to
happen IMHO. But I don't think that's necessary in this case.

 On 01/08/2011 01:46 PM, Charles.h.Schulz wrote:


To be frank I would be very tempted by the Mac App Store. We would gain
lot of traction and perhaps revenue. I read the links you provided with
attention but what I can gather is somewhat controversial or at least
require some sort of legal workaround. Let me explain what I see:
- FSF thinks the Mac App Store policies are in contraddiction with the
and points to specific clauses in it.
- the neat and clean way to do this is to relicense the software
completely. We cannot do this -one of the reasons is that we don't want
copyright assignment- but even if we had one we would still be hindered
the Oracle copyright in it.

Last but not least, at this Westnoth is in conflict with the FSF. I
usually consider myself a free and independent thinking person but I
know that the FSF is our friend. We talk to them. Why making ennemies?

Just my 2 euro cents,

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