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From conflue...@apache.org
Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > *DRAFT* Distribution FAQ
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:02:00 GMT
Space: Apache OpenOffice Community (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS)
Page: *DRAFT* Distribution FAQ (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/*DRAFT*+Distribution+FAQ)


Edited by Kay Schenk:
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h1. Apache OpenOffice Distribution FAQ

h2. Where is the old distribution list/information?

The Apache OpenOffice project distributes OpenOffice online, as a free download from our website.
Although this is sufficient for most users, we also known that for others users, a copy of
OpenOffice on CD-ROM or other media is preferred.

The legacy OpenOffice.org project had a "Distribution Project" that listed the contact information
for 3rd parties who would provide, at a charge, a CD-ROM containing OpenOffice. We've suspended
this program. -until the Apache OpenOffice project determines how a similar service might
be enabled in the future, one that will give users greater assurance that they are receiving
the latest version of OpenOffice.- If you want to voice your opinion on the distribution project,
or offer any opinions, please send them to our public mailing list, at ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org.

 h2. What do I need to know about the OpenOffice License?

Version 3.4, named Apache OpenOffice 3.4 and distributed by the Apache Software Foundation,
use  Apache license, [Apache License v2|http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.txt]. More
about this license and how this license applies to various scenarios can be found on the [Apache
License and Distribution FAQ|http://www.apache.org/foundation/license-faq.html] page. 

Versions 3.0, beta to 3.3, named OpenOffice.org 3.3, etc., used the [GNU Lesser General Public
License v3|http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html], LGPL.

You should comply with the terms of these licenses for any distribution you undertake.

 h2. Can I let my clients download your software and use your logo on my website or other
distribution media?

Please see the [Apache OpenOffice Trademarks|http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/trademarks.html]
page for more information on about the "Apache OpenOffice" and "OpenOffice.org" trademarks
and what you need to do to use them. Also, please review information which applies to [older
OpenOffice.org logos and icons|http://www.openoffice.org/marketing/art/index.html] on [the
OpenOffice wiki|http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Art/Logo/License]. 

 h2. Can I Produce a CD/DVD of your software and distribute it.

Yes, this is covered under Apache License 2 for Apache OpenOffice 3.4, and covered under the
LGPL for older versions. Please see  *I'm not a lawyer. What does it all MEAN?* section of
the [Apache License FAQ page|http://www.apache.org/foundation/license-faq.html]. This means
you can distribute unmodified versions of Apache OpenOffice as Apache OpenOffice, or older
versions of OpenOffice.org as OpenOffice.org. 

 h2. I want to link to your product/page. Will you partner with me and link to mine?

Due to the number of potential distributors of Apache OpenOffice, this is not possible. We
are hopeful that well-known search engines will be able to find your "packaging" or "distribution"
with minimal effort.

 h2. Can I distribute OpenOffice on a CD or my website and call it something else?

Generally, no. If such a need arises for whatever reason, please contact the [Apache OpenOffice
PPMC|mailto: ooo-private@incubator.apache.org].

h2. I still have questions, what should I do?

Please contact the [Apache OpenOffice PPMC|mailto: ooo-private@incubator.apache.org].




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