Why I contribute my changes to Libreoffice and won’t re-license

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So after reading several times on another mailing list that Libreoffice developers should relicense their patches to make them available to other descendents in the OpenOffice.org ecosystem I’m indirectly responding in this blog post and explaining why I contribute to the Libreoffice project and license my changes only as LGPLv3+/MPL. This reflects of course only my personal opinion.

Of course the main reason for contributing to Libreoffice is our amazing community. I started about 2 years ago working on Libreoffice when the project was still very young and Oracle required a copyright assignment. However in the Libreoffice community I was immediately welcome and got amazing help, encouragement and found great new friends. It is this community that I want to support and not another project that is spreading rumors and tries to undermine our community.

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