Re: What is GNOME office?

bruce perens com (Bruce Perens) writes:

> From: Mathieu Lacage <mathieu eazel com>
> > I believe that Sun can drop their current licencing policy.
> Sun called me to discuss this policy before the OpenOffice announcement.
> I suggested that when they accept a copyright they should make a covenant
> with the contributor that Sun or its assigns would continue to make new
> versions of the software available under the present licenses (GPL or
> LGPL and SCSSL) as long as Sun or its assigns are actively developing
> the software.
> I can push a bit harder on this with their executive V.P. for software.
> Would that change improve the situation from your standpoint? Sun is
> motivated to make this partnership work.

I think Sun ought to be talking to the Board of Directors at this
point, and the Board is moving in that direction. At this point, we
don't need Sun getting 20 different phone calls and being confused
about who does and doesn't speak for GNOME. I think your suggested
change is a good one, though perhaps not enough for some potential

 - Maciej

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