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From: Florian Effenberger <email@example.com>
Greg Stein wrote on 2011-06-14 17.09:
It is simply that newbie's have NO UNDERSTANDING of this. Florian had
to explain all the details because they are not on the website.
I guess the truth lies in between. :-)
Indeed, we seem to lack some comprehensible page directly reachable with all
the details. However, we have been regular announcing status and facts via
e-mail, our blog, social networks, and the donations ("challenge") page has
also some background on it.
My primary point is that to side-line the discussion (of which Greg was
responding to, and I assume you are too) the text at the bottom of each webpage
on the LO website which presently reads as follows:
otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed
under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does
not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the GNU
Lesser General Public License (LGPLv3).
"LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks. Their
respective logos and icons are subject to international copyright laws.
The use of these therefore is subject to our trademark policy.
should be updated to reflect the legal reality that while TDF is being setup it
is an sub-entity of FroDeV; listing out who specifically owns the trademarks,
etc. That would go a long way in saying TDF is or is backed by an actual legal
entity, and not something that is simply a project put together by a lot of
people without any legal standing. (The above was specifically taken from the
Note: I am not saying anything about the actual legal standing of TDF in this
e-mail; just pointing out how that legal standing could be _better_ communicated
to by-standers and visitors of the TDF/LO websites - of which there are many
more than are known by the community, or participate in the community - e.g.
reporters that go on the website for some tidbit of information, or someone
looking to simply download LO for use.
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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: [Libreoffice] Proposal to join Apache OpenOffice · Manfred Usselmann
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: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images
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