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Le 16/02/11 15:28, Christophe Strobbe a écrit :

Hi Christophe,

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

Yes. Articles 2 and 4 of the OCA (see below for extracts) specifically
allow this kind of situation. The assignment provides for joint
ownership, or, in the worst case scenario, a non-exclusive, worldwide,
perpetual licence. You are allowed to do what you like with the
copyrights you retain as initial author.

"You agree that each of us can do all things in relation to your
contribution as if each of us were the sole owners, and if one of us
makes a derivative work of your contribution, the one who makes the
derivative work (or has it made) will be the sole owner of that
derivative work"

"you agree that neither of us has any duty to consult with, obtain the
consent of, pay or render an accounting to the other for any use or
distribution of your contribution."


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