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Re: [tdf-discuss] LO vs AOO : GPL/LGPL vs ASL licences


On 1/2/13 8:32 PM, Italo Vignoli wrote:

The problem at Apache OpenOffice is IBM with its attitude vs free
software, which does not change with time. Apache OpenOffice is free
software, althoug the presence of IBM behind the project - together with
the permissive license - is scaring for volunteers (as it is
demonstrated by history).

I think it is important to add that the problem is the software group at
IBM, and not IBM as a company, although I would not mention IBM in ANY
of our documents or web pages.

We have decided a long time ago at BoD level to ignore AOO and IBM in
every document originating from TDF, and the marketing is leading on
this specific decision.

I have not mentioned AOO and/or IBM in any presentation I have made
since June 2011, and I have not answered any question on the subject
(although I always get the question about AOO).

In order to avoid flames and FUD attacks (Mr Robert Weir is a global
authority on FUD), please do not mention AOO and IBM when preparing
LibreOffice 4.0 marketing materials.

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