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> It is perfectly clear to everyone here that the code has been donated by IBM.
Donated to the ASF, yes. All donated to the public (rather than just the parts that make their way to the openoffice.org codebase), not so clear to me.
A discordant symphony
Posted Jan 25, 2013 4:55 UTC (Fri) by aristedes (guest, #35729)
I'd say that is a fair assessment. If IBM assigned rights to the ASF, that doesn't mean they released the code under the ALv2 to the general public. Eventually the good bits will end up there, and perhaps you could make a case that the code was *effectively* released by IBM under the ALv2, but that would be for lawyers to argue.
Maybe the bad temper here is because the LibreOffice people thought that IBM should have donated it to them instead and now are stamping their foot saying "but we are the REAL open source office suite".
Posted Jan 25, 2013 6:48 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
I will also say that this is the first time that I've heard of a company donating code where the code is not then available in it's entirety, and you instead have a second layer of people (not the people donating the code) deciding what parts will actually be made Open Source
Posted Jan 25, 2013 12:40 UTC (Fri) by bosyber (subscriber, #84963)
Posted Jan 26, 2013 6:52 UTC (Sat) by aristedes (guest, #35729)
I am sure there are lots of similar situations outside of Apache (but I'm less familiar with those).
Now what "biased gatekeeper" are you talking about keeping code proprietary? What absolute nonsense. The entire purpose of all the people who work for Apache is to release code under a liberal open source license. There is no great secret conspiracy. If you see something valuable that you want in LO, then go and help the OpenOffice people integrate it into the code base which LO will merge at some point (assuming LO will continue as Apache OpenOffice with additional patches).
You are so negative toward the Apache volunteers working toward similar open source goals (mostly in their free time) for the benefit of both the Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice projects. What is it exactly you think the project should do differently?
Posted Feb 1, 2013 1:11 UTC (Fri) by mema (guest, #89121)
Posted Feb 1, 2013 1:29 UTC (Fri) by mema (guest, #89121)
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