Re: Item for the Board Re: OpenOffice Foundation

I'm not the secretary, but I'm happy to pass this on (having said that, all
board members are on this list - but this'll help us make sure it gets on the


Bruce Perens wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 05:24:42PM -0800, Bart Decrem wrote:
> > It's on our agenda for next week.
> Are you the secretary? Please place this before the board.
> Recommendation:
> 1. That the board solicit from Sun Microsystems information on their plan
>    for an OpenOffice foundation and a committment that they'll go through
>    with it.
> 2. That the board request this change from Sun in the short term:
>    When a Contributor assigns the copyright of a Modification to Sun,
>    Sun shall covenant with the Contributor that:
>    A. The Contributor shall retain the right to sublicense the Modification
>       under any license as they see fit.
>    B. As long as the Modification is part of the Software and Sun is
>       developing, using, or distributing the software, Sun shall continue
>       to make the Software available under the GNU General Public License
>       Version 2, and in the case of libraries and objects that can be called
>       from other programs: the GNU Lesser General Public License (applicable
>       version). Sun may also at its option make the Software available under
>       any number of additional licenses.
>    For the purposes of this agreement, "Sun" means Sun Microsystems and its
>    assigns, and "Contributor" means the entity granting the copyright and its
>    assigns.
> 3. That the secretary report back to the foundation membership on the above
>    items, distributing information that both parties agree to make public
>    and updating the report when news is available.
>         Respectfully Submitted
>         Bruce Perens
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