IBM to contribute Symphony to OpenOffice.org
Posted Jul 15, 2011 22:00 UTC (Fri) by xtifr
In reply to: IBM to contribute Symphony to OpenOffice.org
Parent article: IBM to contribute Symphony to OpenOffice.org
I can't imagine why they'd think the GPL would hinder them in any way. They've shown themselves to be quite intelligent about copyleft in the past, and are fully supportive. As for stripping the LGPL parts--OOo is currently under the Apache license, and they have no guarantee that anyone will modify it to work with LO, so stripping the incompatible-with-Apache parts simply helps keep their options open. This way it can merge with OOo if other options don't play out.
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