Re: GNOME Office and OpenOffice (fwd)

> As it has been stated above, if there is to be any code added from 
Abiword to
> OpenOffice the copyright holders of that (Abi) code need to agree to have 
> code dual licenced as well.
> With over 100 contributors it is not trivial to track down these coders 
to gain
> their permission, and even if they can be tracked down, they may not 
agree to
> granting additional rights to Sun Microsystems.  We then have the 
> where the best *technical* decisions may be obstructed by licencing 

If all these 100+ contributors had transferred copyrigth to a single, 
distinct person (i.e. "AbiWord Foundation") in the first place, this 
would be no problem now. Just my little hint.


I am speaking for myself, not for my employer.
Please do NOT direct any questions about OpenOffice/StarOffice 
to my email address, use appropriate mailing lists instead.

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