On 14 June 2011 11:38, Keith Curtis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 2:43 AM, Christoph Jopp <email@example.com> wrote:
Not automatically. Someone might want the more restrictive license
because he wants to mix it with other code with a license incompatible
to the least restrictive license you offer.
Okay, good point.
Anyway, I'm just thinking of a way for Apache people to contribute to now.
It seems there is excitement over there, but they don't have something that
builds, etc. It seems like perhaps half will be blocked for some time.
You could let some people work here and create a tree with a queue of
changes made by Apache contributors that Apache could adopt when they are
ready. That could be a useful gift and a way for everyone to work now.
I'd like to see the desktop effort here at LibO and the developers at Apache
start on a new web based OOo even if that meant starting from scratch and
LibreO and OOo could become irrelevant anyway. Since LibO is already solidly
in the desktop groove it makes much more efficient use of resources for
Apache OOo to go to the web and also fits the Apache culture better. Files
would be interchangeable between desktop and web, 100% through odf. OK, it's
a big ask but this is probably the only opportunity that will arise for such
a big shift in strategy. This strategy would mean anyone needing OOo now
has LibO for continuity while the web version is being created so if it
takes a couple of years it is not a disaster. Better to spend time on long
term sustainability than patching up and sorting out code that really
duplicates what is already available at LibO. Ok IBM symphony might be an
issue in that scenario but the project is not there simply to support that
product and I see wider and higher priorities.
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