-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----Given that OpenOffice and LibreOffice share a common history (and not that far back), are there going to be any efforts made to allow them to be parallel-installable on the system, or will they be fully-fledged Conflicts: packages? -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.13 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iEYEARECAAYFAlEJHpoACgkQeiVVYja6o6NKTwCdHQNiLQ2/0hvnPEool39c/EHG QYsAoKcrEJFBrYnh6rhUpFJZ/1B70OyL =/hEX -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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The Apache Software Foundation releases code under the Apache license; they are, indeed, rather firm on that point. The Symphony repository, though, as checked out from svn.apache.org, contains nearly 3,600 files with the following text:
* Licensed Materials - Property of IBM. * (C) Copyright IBM Corporation 2003, 2011. All Rights Reserved.
That, of course, is an entirely non-free license header. Interestingly, over 2,000 of those files also have headers indicating that they are distributable under the GNU Lesser General Public License (version 3). These files, in other words, contain conflicting license information but neither case (proprietary or LGPLv3) is consistent with the Apache license. So it would not be entirely surprising to see a bit of confusion over what IBM has really donated.
The conflicting licenses are almost certainly an artifact of how
was developed. IBM purchased the right to take the code
Sun; when IBM's code was added to existing, LGPLv3-licensed files,
the new headers were added without removing the old. Since this
all been donated to the Foundation, clearing up the confusion
be a matter of putting in new license headers. But that has not
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Licensing is the problem. I think it is too early to add Apache
OpenOffice as feature in Fedora repository due to this ambiguity
and legal matter.