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Hi Italo, Marc, Andrea, *,

Am Montag, 4. Juli 2011, 11:43:37 schrieb Italo Vignoli:
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.

I'll delete the entry for freeware then.

I don't think it's a good idea to have a license listed and send a pop-up-window to 
the user, if he choose that license.

We can create a statement at the home page of the extensions and templates site about 
the licenses we provide and what licenses we prefer. That should be a task for a 
native English speaker ;-)

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