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Plagiarism is not involved if you respect the various FOSS and Open Source licensing that are used with the source code for TDF/LO and Apache/AOo.

Anyone who has the skills can take the source code and modify it for their personal needs, or their company's needs. They should indicate in their copyright information that their version is a "fork" of an existing "FOSS type" of software package. If they do not, then there may be some concerns if they imply that they were the creator[s] of the complete package instead of their modification[s]. That would be "plagiarism" if you were to think in the sense of a document. I do not remember what it would be called in the legal terms for taking credit of being the creator/writer/coder of the work provided by others in the current licensing structure of TDF/LO and Apache/AOo.

On 10/15/2014 08:32 AM, anne-ology wrote:
        and the definition of plagiarism is ...

           reminds me ...
        "What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
        By any other name would smell as sweet;"  [William Shakespeare]

           yet plagiarism is the taking of another's work for ones own.

From: jonathon <>
Date: Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice forks

On October 14, 2014 2:36:14 PM PDT, Bruce Byfield wrote:
Can anyone point me to a list of LibreOffice and OOo forks?
Its been two or three years since I've seen a comprehensive list.
Offhand, the only programs I can think of are:
* NeoOffice;
* AndroOpenOffice;
* EuroOffice;
* LibreOffice;
* Apache Open Office;

Lotus Symphony was rolled into Apache OpenOffice. I don't think it exists
as a separate program anymore.
GoOo was rolled into LibreOffice. I don't think it exists as a separate
program anymore;

I don't know what the status of RedOffice is.

The other forks I am aware of, have either been abandoned, or rolled back
into either LibO, or AOo.

I suspect that there were a number of forks that never got on anybody's
* CD/DVD only distribution as "budget software";
* Vector software for Trojan droppers;
* SoHo support companies that rebranded the software, to preserve their
contract/business model;
* Instant download vendors;


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