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Re: [tdf-discuss] Licensing question


On 07/25/2013 10:06 PM, theUser BL wrote:

The big question is: Why doing LibreOffice that?

The short answer is that the licenses that each organization uses allows
that to happen.

The longer answer is that free qua libre has implications that free qua
open does not have. Implications that the Apache Foundation is
apparently not willing to accept. Likewise, free qua open has
implications that free qua libre does not have. Implications that the
Document Foundation is apparently not willing to accept.

Whether or not those organizations will adopt a license other than they
currently use, depends upon how well somebody can convince the
organization, in its entirety, to accept the limitations of the new
license, and its attendant vices, forgoing the virtues of the license
that it currently uses.

FWIW, I think that the discussion of the vices, and virtues of the
respective licenses belongs in a different place. Alt.flame would be
where I'd point you to.

jonathon
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