On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 7:11 PM, Lior Kaplan <kaplanl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 10:15 PM, Caio Tiago Oliveira <cai...@gmail.com>wrote:
>> It would be better if OpenOffice.org as a product could benefit from
>> every changes made into LibreOffice. But due to SCA this is not
>> possible, since LibreOffice won't require any kind of shared copyright
>> assignment which would make it possible to TDF contribute back to OOo
>> after signing some kind of SCA with Oracle - neither it will require
>> individuals to sign a SCA with Oracle and submit there on their own
>> behalf.
> I don't agree with you here...
> Without a copyright assignment, TDF isn't the owner of the code and can't
> sign anything about it.
> It is owned (though copyright) by the people who contribute to it. This is
> one of the ideas behind this change.

My english is not very good, but it's what I meant. TDF  won't require
either shared copyright assignment or someone signs SCA with Oracle.
So, by Oracle restrictions, will be impossible to integrate the code.

> Patched to the code are done under LGPLv3+, so everyone are welcome to use
> the code, but can't own it's copyrights to change the license and must
> comply to the restriction it mandates.
> Talking about oo.org, oracle could sell you the code coming from LO, but
> could not license it to costumers under a different license. It's up to
> Oracle to decide whether this is acceptable or not regarding their business
> dealing over Oracle open office and it's commercial license [1].

If Oracle wanted this, TDF wouldn't be born. If Oracle change its mind
and accept the code, we would only have  minor differences between
OpenOffice.org as a product and LibreOffice.
They would probably have less differences than between go-oo and OOo.
OOo would still being the common base and even with TDF around, that
would be the case of a foundation without a product,
or with a customized product based on OOo. Every change made would be
ported back to OOo easily.

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