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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: OO Sold on eBay
Date Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:21:17 GMT
On Sun, 2012-08-12 at 13:49 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Max Merbald <max.merbald@gmx.de> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'd say it's not very fair because probably not everyone knows OOO is
> > available for free. It's kind of weird that someone is trying to make money
> > with something which is available for free.
> >
> 
> I wonder... is there anything that prevents one of us from offering
> the same thing on eBay, but at a near-zero price?  For example, would
> it be within eBay policy to have an auction for "instructions for
> downloading OpenOffice"?  Give all the same marketing plugs for
> features, etc., but set it as a "Buy Now" price of 1-cent or
> something.
> 
> Some users want a CD, because of bandwidth limitations.  But the cost
> of information, in this case, should be nearly zero.
> 
> -Rob

Hi Rob,

TTBOMK the rules are: 
- Selling a CD/DVD or any physical media is allowed on eBay 
- Selling a link to download software is not allowed 
likely then this would fall afoul of their policies.

It's a good idea though.

//drew

> 
> 
> > Max
> >
> >
> > Am 12.08.2012 18:19, schrieb Kay Schenk:
> >
> >> On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 5:48 AM, dan roch <dan.gum.tree.11@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> FYI
> >>>
> >>> I don't know if this goes agaist OO rules but this user on eBay is
> >>> selling
> >>> copies of OO.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> ebay user: allsorts-est-2011
> >>>
> >>> auction
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Office-for-Home-and-Student-2007-2010-2012-For-Microsoft-Windows-XP-Vista-7-/110922521399?pt=UK_Computing_Software_Software_SR&hash=item19d37f5b37#ht_8329wt_1026
> >>>
> >> This has come up before...there is no issue with selling ANY copy of
> >> OpenOffice (old or new) as long as the vendor complies with licensing or
> >> trademark requirements.
> >>
> >> This bit at the bottom --
> >>
> >> *Items contained on this CD are under the terms of the GNU License, the
> >> GNU
> >> Lesser General Public Licences (LPGL) or the Mozilla Public Licence*
> >>
> >> well let's hope it's right.
> >>
> >> see also, our local Distribution FAQ--
> >>
> >> http://www.openoffice.org/distribution/
> >>
> >
> 



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