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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Someone is selling OpenOffice on Ebay....
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:38:43 GMT
On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 12:31 AM, cklsynt <cklsynt@gmail.com> wrote:
> I just thought I should bring this to your attention.
> http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Office-Suite-Microsoft-Word-Powerpoint-Access-Excel-Compatible-Free-Post-/140624633605?pt=AU_software&hash=item20bde19f05
>

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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