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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: selling open office
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:33:31 GMT
This looks like a FAQ question to me... I was going to add it myself,
but found it is already there, See
http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/mostfaqs.html#3

Note, that FAQ needs some attention. It talks of Sun owning the code and LGPL.

Ross

On 28 February 2012 23:40, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM, flamin hotdog
> <flamin_hotdog@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> hi, i was wondering where you stand on people selling open office. i know of somebody
who is selling open office on ebay for profit.
>> thanks andy
>
> A similar question came up on the list last week. My response is here:
>
> http://markmail.org/message/g6viii4ito6hhwim
>
> In summary, the open source license permits selling CD's containing
> exact copies of OpenOffice.
>
> Remember, open source is all about the freedoms it gives to users and
> to programmers. Everyone has the freedom to download OpenOffice from
> our website at no cost.  But you also have the freedom to take the
> source code and enhance it and sell your enhancements.  You have the
> freedom to sell copies of OpenOffice in conjunction with support
> contracts or migration services.  You even have the freedom to sell on
> eBay.
>
> -Rob
>
>
>>



-- 
Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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