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On 05/05/2018 04:02 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
i think the Apache Open Office licensing is somewhat more proprietary so we
can't legally copy their code.  They can copy our's.

Apache Open Office uses the Apache License 2.0.
LibreOffice uses Mozilla Public License v2.0.

In theory, the two licenses are compatible.

The Apache Software Foundation has a formal set of policies, practices,
and procedures regarding code used in projects under its domain. One of
those policies is to be able to provide formal documentation regarding
the providence of each line of code, in each project. As a consequence,
code that started life in LibO won't be found in AOo.

The Document Foundation has an informal set of polices, practices, and
procedures regarding the code used in projects under its domain. Code
providence is not a primary issue, and as such, code that started life
in AOo can be utilized in LibO. Due to changes in the LibO code base,
code from outside the project will probably require an extensive
rewrite, before it runs correctly within the existing LibO code base.
Nonetheless, you will occasionally stumble across code in LibO, that
started life in AOo.


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