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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Support to Open Office
Date Fri, 04 May 2012 01:09:53 GMT
On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM, Wolf Halton <wolf.halton@gmail.com> wrote:

> Nicely put, Rob.
>

+1


>
> -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  It would be good to know if we have some outdated information on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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