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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Someone is selling OpenOffice on Ebay....
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:47:30 GMT
On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 12:57 AM, Graham Lauder <g.a.lauder@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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=item20bde19f
>> > 05
>>
>> 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.
>
> http://www.openoffice.org/distribution/#community
>

Interesting.  How important is that distribution network?  I suspect
that a decade ago, when bandwidth was less available, being able to
get OOo on a CD was very important.  But what about today?

-Rob

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