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RE: [tdf-discuss] Open source and open formats


This might be helpful:
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-Xchange>.
The licenses apply to different parts of the code base.

From this <http://www.linkedin.com/company/open-xchange?trk=prof-following-company-logo>
I notice that Martin Holmichel is Senior Product Manager and that Malte Timmerman is Head of 
Development in Hamburg.

I suspect that Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice developers will recognize more folks on this list:
<http://www.linkedin.com/search/fpsearch?companyId=84371&sortCriteria=R>

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Pedro [mailto:pedlino@gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2013 02:49
To: discuss@documentfoundation.org
Subject: [tdf-discuss] Open source and open formats

Hi all

In the sequence of this topic at the Marketing list
http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Open-Xchange-to-launch-open-source-browser-based-office-suite-tp4045197.html

I share Simon Phipps' concern that the company announces a GPL Open Source
office suite which is not free for commercial use???

Is this even possible under GPL? 
This just spreads further confusion on how free Open Source software really
is...

Another sentence that worries me is "Microsoft Word .docx files and
OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice .odt files"

This is bad marketing and bad public image that ODT seems to be proprietary
of OpenOffice and LibreOffice. And yet I don't see any concerns about this
in the topic commenting the news article.

Shouldn't TDF be championing the ODF open formats or is this an OASIS job?



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