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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Apache openoffice 3.4 License problem
Date Wed, 23 May 2012 03:45:35 GMT
Are you talking about using Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0 in a commercial system where the 3.4.0
is used as part of some process?

Or are you talking about taking source code from the project and building some commercial

Only in the second case should those third-party licenses be of concern.

I don't think you will find any problem with simply redistributing and using the software
as provided, with no modifications to AOO 3.4.0 itself.
If you modify source code or incorporate (some of) the source code (not the binary program)
in some commercial software, you need to always satisfy yourself about the licenses that apply
to that particular code.  I can't advise you about that.  You need to acquire the particular
source code and inspect the license that applies to it and comply with the applicable license.
 That includes code under the Apache License v 2.0 too. 

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Fu [] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 20:07
Subject: Re: Apache openoffice 3.4 License problem

Thinks Dennis.
 But I see the following in AOO3.4 license fileļ¼Œ I do not know whether we to use the AOO3.4
in commercial software(such as conversion PPT to PDF such functionality), the license file
in the annex

As follows:

APACHE OpenOffice (incubating) SUBCOMPONENTS:
The Apache OpenOffice (incubating includes a number of subcomponents with
separate copyright notices and license terms. Your use of the source
code for the these subcomponents is subject to the terms and
conditions of the following licenses.

For main/install-sh:
- MIT license
For main/apple-remote/inc/*.h - Remote Control Wrapper:
Created by Martin Kahr under a MIT-style license.
For main/MathMLDTD/math.dtd:
- W3C license
For main/filter/source/config/tools/merge/pyAltFCFGMerge:
- Python license
For main/i18npool/source/breakiterator/data/*.txt and
International Components for Unicode - built in main/icu/
- ICU license
For main/sane/inc/sane.h:
- public domain
For main/unixODBC/inc*.h - The iODBC driver manager:
- BSD license
For main/twain/inc/twain.h
The TWAIN licence:
For main/config.guess and main/config.sub:
- GPL license with special exception which applies here
For main/connectivity/qa/complex/connectivity/hsqldb/
- BSD license
For main/hwpfilter/source/ksc5601.h:
- MIT license
For main/soltools/mkdepend/*:
- MIT license
For main/ucb/source/ucp/odma/odma.h:
- Open Document Management API license 1.0
equal to BSD license
For main/x11_extensions/inc/Xrender.h,
main/x11_extensions/inc/render.h and
- license equal to MIT license
For main/x11_extensions/inc/Xrandr.h,
main/x11_extensions/inc/randr.h and
- license equal to MIT license
For main/libtextcat/data/new_fingerprints/fpdb.conf and
library libtextcat - built in main/libtextcat:
- BSD license
For main/vcl/unx/generic/fontmanager/parseAFM.cxx and
For PostScript(R) AFM files - built in main/afms/
Adobe Core 35 AFM Files with 314 Glyph Entries
For integration of the C++ Boost library - built in main/boost/
- Boost Software License Version 1.0
For integration of the library curl - built in main/curl/
- license like MIT license
For integration of XML Expat - built in main/expat/
- MIT license
For integration of HSQLDB - built in main/hsqldb/
Copyright (c) 1995-2000 by the Hypersonic SQL Group.
For integration of IJG JPEG Library - built in main/jpeg/
IJG JPEG Library
For libxml2 - built in main/libxml2:
- MIT license
For OpenSSL - built in main/openssl/:
OpenSSL License
For ICC - built in main/icc/:
- ICC Software License equal to BSD license
For XSLT support for libxml2 - built in main/libxslt/:
- MIT license
For Multi-Dimensional Data Structure - built in main/mdds/
- MIT license
For Bitstream Vera Fonts - built in /main/more_fonts/fonts/ttf_dejavu/
- DejaVu Fonts (Bitstream Vera/Arev licenses)
For MyThes, a simple thesaurus - built in main/mythes/:
- BSD license
For Python version 2.6.1 - built in /main/python:
- Python Software Foundation License
For STLport - build in main/stlport/:
Boris Fomitchev grants Licensee
For C preprocessor - built in main/ucpp/:
- BSD license
For VIGRA Computer Vision Library, Version 1.4.0 - built in main/vigra/:
- license indentical to the MIT license
For XSLT MathML Library 2.1.2 - built in main/xsltml/:
- MIT license
For ZLIB DATA COMPRESSION LIBRARY - built in main/zlib/:
- zlib license
The following Licenses have some restrictions and although the
corresponding software may be found in apache releases, care
has been taken to make the optional and minimize the chance
of creating derivative works from them.
In the case of Apache OpenOffice these parts only get included
when the configure option --enable-category-b has been requested.
These parts are only include in binary form.

- For seamonkey library:
-- MPL 1.1 license
- For Hunspell library - spell checker and morphological analyzer:
-- GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1/MPL 1.1 tri-license
MPL 1.1 is chosen for Apache OpenOffice (incubating)
- For Hyphen - hyphenation library:
-- GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1/MPL 1.1 tri-license
MPL 1.1 is chosen for Apache OpenOffice (incubating)
- For Network Security Services (NSS) library:
-- GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1/MPL 1.1 tri-license
MPL 1.1 is chosen for Apache OpenOffice (incubating)
- For Rhino
-- MPL 1.1 / GPL 2.0 dual licensed
MPL 1.1 is chosen for Apache OpenOffice (incubating)

For XMLSec Library:
- partly MIT license; partly MPL 1.1 license
xmlsec, xmlsec-openssl, xmlsec-gnutls libraries
For Graphite:
- CPL 0.5 / LGPL 2.1 dual-licensed
CPL 0.5 is chosen for Apache OpenOffice (incubating)
For CoinMP:
- CPL 1.0
Common Public License Version 1.0
For Beanshell:
- SPL 1.0 / LGPL dual-licensed
SPL 1.0 is chosen for Apache OpenOffice (incubating) is chosen
For Google Chrome OS fonts:
- SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.
For Gentium Basic fonts:
- SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.

2012/5/22 Dennis E. Hamilton <>

	As far as I know, the only components that are installed with Apache that
do not have the ALv2 license or one compatible with it are some extensions that are packaged
with it as a courtesy.
	You can remove or disable those extensions using the Extension Manager.
	You can check the licenses on all of the installations by inspecting the extension packages
where they are unpacked as part of the installation.
	On Windows, the included extensions can be found at
	 {Program Files location}\ 3\share\extensions\install\
	The .oxt files are Zip packages.  You can open them with a Zip utility and inspect the included
	 - Dennis

	-----Original Message-----
	From: Brian Fu []
	Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 19:16
	Subject: Apache openoffice 3.4 License problem
	Hi,  All
	I would like to ask what components of the Apache openoffice 3.4 does not
	belong to the Apachethe license 2.0.
	if remove those components,  and the AOO3.4 can still work? , such as
	conversion ppt to PDF such functionality.
	Best Regards

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