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Hello Christophe, 

Le Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:28:43 +0100,
Christophe Strobbe <> a écrit :


I have a question about licences and copyright. As many of you know, 
contributing code to the core of requires that one 
signs the Oracle Contributor Agreement [1] (which is identical to the 
Sun Contributor Agreement). Extensions are exempt from this [2].

So, IANAL, I'm not Oracle, this is not a TDF official statement, don't
put your cat in the microwave, etc, etc....

1. Now imagine that I contribute code to LibreOffice and the 
contribution is accepted. Is it then still acceptable (from a 
copyright point of view) to sign the Oracle Contributor Agreement and 
submit the same code to


2. Conversely, if I sign the Oracle Contributor Agreement and submit 
code (and it gets accepted, otherwise the copyright reverts to me), 
can I then still submit the same code to LibreOffice or would that 
cause problems for LibreOffice (because Oracle now shares copyright 
of the code I submitted)?

Yes. Actually that's what we do when we "pull" the OOo codebase over to

2.b. Can I contribute the code to LibreOffice while the acceptance of 
my patch to is still pending?



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