Home of The Tiny Guide to to Adopt LGPLv3 License

The news first arrived last week that will adopt LGPLv3 as of OOo 3.0 beta.

This change and some other improvements are described in Simon Phipp’s post linked above.

He explains: “’s license will change to LGPLv3 as part of a broader set of changes intended to improve the community for everyone. Those changes also include a switch to the latest version of the standard Sun contributor agreement, with an addendum specifically tailored to the needs of the community. There’s increased latitude for documentation writers to publish their work on And in future, plugins for may host their source code directly on the community site without copyright being shared, helping collaboration within the community.”

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