Greg Stein wrote:
As Ben has explained later in this thread, you never had that right. Ergo, Apache has not removed any rights from You. This is why I think the statement "removes rights from people's contributions" is wrong, or there is some other right that I'm unaware of.
GPL does say that if you make a derivative work and distribute it to someone else, you must provide that person with the source code under the terms of the GPL so that they may modify and redistribute it under the terms of the GPL as well. The Apache license says you don't have to distribute under the same license and therefore you don't have to provide the source code. In the context of a public free Office Suite isn't that the same? If under GPL you MUST release the source as GPL, isn't that in practical terms the same as releasing the modifications you made??? Doesn't this mean that changing the license to Apache removes the right to have access to the modified source code if a company so chooses? -- View this message in context: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Re-Libreoffice-Proposal-to-join-Apache-OpenOffice-tp3043423p3073268.html Sent from the Discuss mailing list archive at Nabble.com. -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to email@example.com Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/discuss/ All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted