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On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 21:05, NoOp <> wrote:
On 06/04/2011 05:10 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
Whether OOo lives or dies in Apache, Oracle has made it abundantly
clear that this is it... This is one promise I fully expect Oracle
will keep :/


Could you clarify that statement?

1. @ASF: What happens to OOo if ASF votes *not* to accept the OOo
project into the incubator? And it that is the case, what happens to the
OOo software that has been granted to the ASF by Oracle?

We already have a recorded software grant from Oracle. So in that
sense, we can release that code under the ALv2 right now. Normally,
Apache will only make releases after appropriate review and testing.
But if a project doesn't even get started, then there is nobody to
perform that process, so podlings that do not start or do not graduate
never get a chance to release the code.

In this case, it is quite extra-ordinary. As a Director of the
Foundation, I would lobby my fellow Board members to construct a
tarball of the granted source files and drop that onto one of our
servers. "Take it as-is. No warranty implied" and all that. I am
pretty confident that the Board would agree to such an action.

2. @TDF: More importantly (from my POV) - what, if any, affect will this
have on TDF/LO if OOo 'dies in Apache'?

I suspect TDF will simply continue as before. They could "rebase"
their files from the ALv2-licensed files, providing a much greater
flexibility in the licensing of their overall work.

Apologies if this may have already been asked & answered. If so, can
someone point me to the appropriate messges within the hundreds of posts
& many, many threads on the ASF incubator list, or on this list?

Not a problem. There is a ton of email, and maybe not enough hours in
the day to deal with it :-) I saw your later query to Jim, asking for
a response. He hasn't responded because he is away at a conference for
a few days.


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