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Drew Jensen wrote:
On Sat, 2010-11-13 at 17:31 +0100, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
You should have license and author, and derive it via ODF processing
  and not enter it with a simple CCK field. Moreover, it should be
  investigated what kind of commitment the Document Foundation took
  towards Richard Stallman about "nonfree add-ons", see 
Well, that is how the OO.o team did it, reading the license out of the
properties of the template - but I'm not so sure that is the right way

To me, if an ODF Templates repository does not use the ODF possibilities
in an optimal way then there is something wrong somewhere: everything
should be stored and read from the ODF template itself, so that the
template file is self-contained. ODF can do this and this just seems the
right solution to me.

I use the templates from time to time and have been burned twice by that
little feature - cause if you forget to remove it then the document you
create retains the original license

It's enough to make the field more explicit and call it "Template
License"; this is not a blocker.

the final document does not relate any longer to the
templates license as far as I an concerned - although other may
disagree. I would really like to hear your and other's thoughts on that

I tend to have the same opinion as yours (i.e., template license does
not affect document license) but I prefer when the template author makes
it explicit. Again, this would only be a matter of adding the properties
"Template License" and "Derived Documents License" when creating the ODF
file, and you can have your doubts immediately solved.

As for the FSF/ R.S. opinions - not everyone agrees with them as I am
sure you are aware.

This does not affect my question. I'll restate it. On the Document
Foundation site (NOT the
FSF site), one can read:
FSF President Richard Stallman welcomed LibreOffice release and it's
[sic] stated policy of only recommending free software. "I'm very
pleased that the Document Foundation will not recommend nonfree
so it seems this is a Document Foundation policy, and as such it should
affect whatever template repository is set up by the Document
Foundation. Of course, I don't know more than what is published there.


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