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On 5 June 2011 17:15, Sam Ruby <> wrote:

On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 12:03 PM, Simon Phipps <> wrote:

So back to the constructive point: what are the best, most uniting
proposals we can come up with for ASF and LibreOffice to co-operate?

I've outlined two here:

I will also note that these options are not mutually exclusive.  There
could be a small core of close cooperation and a large amount of code
which could be the basis for the relicensing aspirations that I have
heard expressed numereous times on this list.

What would be interesting to know is how many of the core individual
developers working on LO that provide say 80% of the development resource
would be willing to work on code that would be under the AL?  If they are
doing it on their employer's time would the employer agree?  This would give
a better idea of how much scope there was for common code development. It
might be too early to expect to know this - some might want more time to
make up their minds and of course developers can come and go.  It just seems
to me that without this information we are speculating on things that are

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