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On 6/19/11 12:57 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:

Just "free software license" linked to would exactly match with the
RMS quote on and would
include both free-permissive licenses (Apache) and free-copyleft
licenses (LGPL).

I agree, although I have a personal preference for copyleft vs permissive, because - as a user - I feel that permissive does not respect users (because they might be used to lure users into proprietary software because of specific features available only in proprietary versions of the program).

Anything else would be a new interpretation of the original statement
and would exclude (or discourage) some free software from the extensions
repository, but of course the Steering Committee is free to decide on
the policy of the LibreOffice websites regardless of RMS's quotes from
months ago.

The policy is quite clear, and is not going to change. The problem is that there might be SC members who are not subscribed here, and that I would like express the concept is a way that is not possible to start another discussion about the merit of licenses, as I think that we had even too many of them during the podling at ASF.

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