On 26.07.2013 00:32, Toki Kantoor wrote:
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.
That's not the whole truth. The Apache licence doesn't contain a
copyleft clause - that's true.
But the MPL contains a very weak copyleft. The copyleft of the LGPL is
So: why does LibreOffice use the MPL?
Think about it!
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