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On 4 June 2011 17:29, Gianluca Turconi <>wrote:

In data 04 giugno 2011 alle ore 17:59:04, Ian Lynch <>
ha scritto:

 That is why we need to see if it is possible to cooperate such that those
with a philosphical aversion to contributing to the Apache licensed code
don't have to yet still achieve some coherence in the code base itself. It
seems inevitable that there will be a copyleft product overseen by TDF and
an ASF licensed product.

Is it sure there will be a *product*?

I think IBM need it for symphony so on those grounds alone I'd say there
will be code licensed so that it can be used in that product as a minimum.

That's rather important, because who uses the Apache license is usually
interested in having a *project* that is a rather different beast. ;-)

Agreed, the IBM proprietary product would be a different beast from LO. But
let's face it there are already many OOo variants out there. I don't think
that changes that much. I think Michael's point about which code
contributions are effectively blocked to which developers is the more
difficult one. Personally I know this is a mess  but making it less of a
mess through cooperation seems a better route than trying to achieve
something unachievable.

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