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From Wolf Halton <wolf.hal...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Support to Open Office
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 20:09:14 GMT
Nicely put, Rob.

-Wolf

http://sourcefreedom.com
Apache developer:
wolfhalton@apache.org
On May 3, 2012 3:50 PM, "Rob Weir" <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM, "Lola Broadhead" <lola@bespokeexcel.com>
> wrote:
> > Dear Sirs,
> >
> > I am writing to you from the UK.  I am a user of the Open Office/Neo
> > Office software and I provide bespoke financial modelling and
> > spreadsheet training in the UK.
> >
>
> Hello Lola,
>
> > I am a new Business, but I have been recommending OO and know of at
> > least 15 people who have signed up and donated.  However I am now
> > involved with a local government development agency and they are very
> > interested in recommending this to business and converting themselves.
> >
>
> OK.
>
> > So I have three enquiries for you ( I have tried to contact the media
> > office but no one replied)
> >
>
> Hmmm... Could you let us know what contact information you tried to
> use?  It would be good to know if we have some outdated information on
> website.
>
> > Is there a best contact number/email for yourselves  for larger
> > organisations, as the one I am working with would need 3000 licences?
>
> OpenOffice is open source software.  So the license is free-of-charge
> and does not require any additional contract or permission from us.
>
> If the organization is using OpenOffice.org 3.3.0, then the license is
> the LGPL: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html
>
> And if they are using the new Apache OpenOffice 3.4 (which I would
> recommend) then the license is the Apache 2.0 license:
> http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html
>
> > Is there an guide level of donation per license?
>
> The Apache Software Foundation is a non-profit corporation with the
> charter of publishing free software for the public.  We do not ask for
> or expect per-license donations.   All of our work is done by a
> community of volunteers, who do the coding, testing, documentation,
> translations, website, marketing, etc.   We need volunteers more than
> money.
>
> Of course we do welcome donations as well,  and information on this
> can be found here:  http://www.apache.org/foundation/contributing.html
>
> > Also Is there a possible tie in with my business as I plug your
> > product as a viable alternative to MOS, such as using your logo on my
> > website if my content meets your standards
> >
>
> Our trademark policy is here:
> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/trademarks.html
>
> Whether or not the logo could be used would depend on the overall
> context of use.  If you have a specific proposal we can discuss more.
>
> > Many Thanks for your time
> >
>
> A pleasure to help.
>
> Regards,
>
> -Rob
>
> >
> >
> > Lola Broadhead
> >
> > Advanced Excel Specialist (MOS Expert)
> > Bespoke Excel
> >
> > Mobile: 07585 482 514
> > Tel:01226 385605
> > Skype: bespokeexcel
>

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