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Re: Availability of source code (Was: Re: OFF TOPIC about GPL enforcement (Was: Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: [Libreoffice] Proposal to join Apache OpenOffice))


On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 10:25 PM, Sveinn í Felli <sveinki@nett.is> wrote:


Þann þri 21.jún 2011 12:46, skrifaði Simos Xenitellis:

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Sveinn í Felli<sveinki@nett.is>  wrote:

Þann þri 21.jún 2011 11:18, skrifaði Simos Xenitellis:

2011/6/21 Jesús Corrius<jesus@softcatala.org>:

1. We want to add a paragraph somewhere in the About dialog box which
says that if we are interested in the source code, we should read a
specific Wiki page,
for example

http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/AvailabilityOfSourceCode

I see a problem here. Usually GNU/Linux distributions make
modifications to the original source code. That means that the *real*
source code will be the one from your distro and not the one you can
download from the LibO website, hence the information will be
misleading.


As far as I know, the distributions make minimal or no changes
to the actually code of LibreOffice. The best they will do is add
packaging instructions.
If you have information of a distribution that performs extensive
LibreOffice development
and did not bother to contribute them upstream, then please tell us
who they are.

At least OpenSuse does more than that; they've been doing extensive
'branding' of both OOo and LO for quite some time.

Example:

<http://software.opensuse.org/search/download?base=openSUSE%3A11.4&file=openSUSE%3A%2FTumbleweed%3A%2FTesting%2FopenSUSE_Tumbleweed_standard%2Fnoarch%2Flibreoffice-branding-openSUSE-3.3.1-1.1.noarch.rpm&query=libreoffice-branding>


I opened the file (file-roller can open .rpm files) and I only saw
some OpenSUSE branding icons and a small rc file.
There was no code in there, and the file is a 'noarch' one (No
Architecture).

Perhaps you are referring to a different file?

Simos


Better link here:
<http://software.opensuse.org/search?q=libreoffice-branding&baseproject=openSUSE%3A11.4&lang=en&exclude_debug=true>

BTW, there may be other packages as well.


I checked those files as well. They are all 'noarch' (do not contain
compiled programs; No Architecture),
and contain the same .png branding images.

Simos

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