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From Donald Whytock <>
Subject Re: Someone is selling OpenOffice on Ebay....
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:58:23 GMT
>From GPLv3, section 4, concerning verbatim copies:

"You may charge any price or no price for each copy that you convey,
and you may offer support or warranty protection for a fee."[1]


On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 12:31 AM, cklsynt <> wrote:
>> I just thought I should bring this to your attention.
> This one is not using the OOo logo, just showing a screen shot and
> nominative use (IMHO) of "Open Office".  Some odd claims, like saying
> Draw is "comparable to Microsoft Visio".
> At the end of their description they say:
> "eBay Staff: We are an authorized community distributor of this
> software. We are authorized to distribute this software by the
> Intellectual Property Owner. This software is licensed under the GNU
> General Public License and Lesser General Public License (GPL & LGPL).
> No copyrights have been violated and our listing is in compliance with
> eBay rules and policies."
> Not sure what "authorized community distributor" means.  But they
> could certainly argue that the license provides sufficient
> authorization.
> In any case, I don't see a problem here.  But since this issue comes
> up with some regularity, I'll write up an FAQ that we can refer users
> to,
> -Rob
>> I reported the item already, hope you can put this guy in his place.
>> Leeching off the devs/contributes.
>> -Chris

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