Re: What is GNOME office?

On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
> And a non pure GPL code which requires you give sun right to misuse
> your contributions is not going to get contribution from many hackers.

This is an inaccurate depiction of the status of Open Office licensing.

Sun would _like_ you to assign them copyrights, but they have no way to
compel you to do so. You are entirely free to use the GPL and LGPL that
they've applied to their code, not assign copyrights, and ignore the SISSL
license if you wish. If you do that, Sun will not merge your changes into
their main source thread. If you want them to maintain the code, use both
licenses and assign the copyright. If you are happy to maintain it yourself,
or have the GNOME project maintain it, use the GPL or LGPL.



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