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At first: Congratulation to LibreOffice 4.1.

In the forums to german news, the most people want to see LibreOffice and ApacheOpenOffice to merge.

So one of the best rated comments in a german forum is this here
where anybody cites from your "4.1 New Features and Fixes"-side, that 400 of the 3000 bugfixes 
comes from authors with mail address. So he hopes, that both projects works more 
together and fusion in the future with big "Reunited-Party".

But someone at
mentioned this file
that LibreOffice uses ApacheOpenOffice code and putting the changes under the MozillaPublicLicense.

The big question is: Why doing LibreOffice that?

Here is the list of all changes:

The first version of the file was - like all files in pre-AOO-times - under the LGPL:

Later LO takes code from AOO, which is under the APL and put its own changes under the MPL.

Why ?

The Apache-people only accepts APL-licensed code. So if you would publishing modifications for 
files, which are under the APL, under the APL too, then the Apache people could using the code, 
too. But why do you change it to an different license, so that the Apache people can't using it?

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