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Hi Marc, all

Marc paré wrote:
Oracle has donated the OpenOffice code to the Apache Foundation. [...]

As for myself, not having had the experience of working on the OOo 
project, nor experience with Apache licensing projects, I think the 
LibreOffice community is here to stay and I will be here to participate 
for as long as I can. The direction we, as a community, are heading, 
fits nicely with my values in participating in a meritocratic 
organisation, as well, the LGPL and Creative Commons licences seem a 
great fit for the code and our contributed materials.

There is one point important to mention in this situation:
As far as I know, Apache community is a community of developers.

Their meritocratic processes rely on code contribution.

There is no Apache project I know of that contains as many and as important
non-developers as our community.

Rob Weir (IBM) already posted his idea of splitting the community in developers
and non-coders, having the developer community as part of the Apache foundation
and the other "supporting" community members outside the foundation [1].

Best regards



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