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From Wolf Halton <wolf.hal...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Possible fraud??
Date Wed, 18 Apr 2012 02:37:39 GMT
On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 6:49 AM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org>wrote:

> On 13/04/2012 Keith Shafe wrote:
>
>> There is a guy on ebay selling Open Office 3.3 which I was led to believe
>> was a free download.
>>
>
> I don't know the EBay Terms and condition, but the license does not forbid
> this kind of sales.
>
> I just found out that we even have a page about it:
> http://www.openoffice.org/**distribution/ebay_page.html<http://www.openoffice.org/distribution/ebay_page.html>
> but we might want to review it carefully. Maybe it is only reachable
> trough search engines, I didn't find it by browsing the site.
>
> In an earlier occurrence of this issue, Cristian Lohmaier and me had both
> suggested that when someone asks for permission to use the logo on EBay we
> require that he explicitly states that OpenOffice can be downloaded for
> free from the http://www.openoffice.org website. Nobody commented, but
> with OpenOffice 3.4 approaching it would be good to agree on a way to
> handle these requests/situations.
>
> Regards,
>  Andrea.
>

If the license permits it and they are not claiming to be the creator of or
the owner of the trademarks, what recourse would we have?

-Wolf

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