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Hi :)

I think Alex's objections have been cleared away by Dennis's clarifications
so i suspect that Alex might well be willing to contribute under
dual-licensing.  As i understand it the objection was something to do with
individuals having to sign an agreement with Apache but Dennis said that
would not be required.  I am a little hazy about that tho!  

I think that if employees of a 3rd party company have been ordered to work
on LibreOffice then it's likely that the company has accepted that works
produced by them are not the property of the 3rd party company.  The
company's i can think of that are likely to let (or order) employees to work
on LO are ones such as Novel, RedHat, Canonical, Google or perhaps
governments such as the Spanish ones all of whom are quite familiar with and
welcoming of the idea of employees doing work for other companies because it
gives them a better end-product when combined with their own stuff.  I'm
never sure about what is going on in Brasil but again it seems to be
positive about this sort of thing.  Companies that are really strict about
claiming their employees work as their own are unlikely to be contributing
workers time to this project in the first place.  I gather there are some
companies that impose restrictions on what employees do with their free-time
especially if using company equipment.  I think employees of such companies
are likely to already be aware of the likelihood of those sorts of

So, i think all objections to dual-licensing have been eliminated but i'm
still not completely certain of that.  The pedantry and legalese in this
thread is difficult to understand but from what i can gather i think
dual-licensing of new documentation is possible without any individuals
signing CLA agreements?
Regards from
Tom :)

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