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On 7/4/11 8:46 AM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:

No, I think "Freeware" (besides the typo in the corresponding link) must
be removed, since it goes against the stated policy (or to the closest
thing we have, i.e., RMS's statement on the website).

IANAL, but "freeware" is not a license, while we should only list extensions with a free software license. People using a proprietary license are - of course - free to use such a license, but we cannot neither suggest nor promote their extensions on TDF web sites.

Personally, I don't see a reason to list proprietary extensions. Software vendors developing proprietary extensions can promote them through their web sites. We could, as a service to LibreOffice users, link only proprietary extensions providing features not available with free software extensions (although I'm not sure that this is a good idea).

Personally, again, I would state that we have a preference for copyleft licenses vs permissive licenses - although the latter are free software licenses - because I would like to avoid seeing the IBMs of the world taking the code to develop a proprietary version without giving back to the community.

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