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 . 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscr...@native-lang.openoffice.org For additional commands, e-mail: dev-h...@native-lang.openoffice.org