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From Donald Whytock <dwhyt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: selling open office
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:47:44 GMT
Since this has to do with the Apache license, is there an applicable
overall Apache FAQ?

Don

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Ross Gardler
<rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
> 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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