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From Ross Gardler <>
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

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


On 28 February 2012 23:40, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM, flamin hotdog
> <> 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:
> 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)

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