Intelectual Property and RedHat-OpenOffice.org

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Hi,

There was a known bug in OO.o calc that has apparently been fixed in
upstream. However, it seems like RedHat *decided* that the bug should
be kept broken in redhat releases, based on unclear "Intelectual
Property" claims. It was then set as "closed", but the bug is still
there:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=146883

I have little law knowlegde, but I can't imagine how breaking an OPEN
SOURCE software can protect redhat from IP claims, and they don't give
enough information in their replies to explain it. I wonder if anyone
on this list with more experience could take a look at the bugzilla
dicussion and give us some extra light about what they mean.

Thanks,


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