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+Title:     Compliance Costs and the Apache License
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+##Software License Compliance Costs
+
+The software industry watchdog, the Business Software Alliance, [offers cash rewards][1] to disgruntled employees who confidentially turn in their 
+employer (or ex-employer) for software piracy.
+  
+They call this campaign, "Bust your Boss!"  Rewards can range up to $1 million.
+
+As you probably already know, you don't own software in the same way you own a chair or a desk.  Instead, you license the software from the publisher, and this license gives you
+permission to use the software, but only under terms specified by the license.  These terms typically say how many users or PC's may access the software.  The terms might even include
+a clause allowing the vendor to audit your usage of the software.
+
+In order to avoid the expense and penalties of a BSA audit, organizations are increasingly adopting Software Asset Management (SAM) practices to ensure that their use of commercial 
+software complies with the applicable licenses.  These practices generally include employee education along with the purchase of software to track licenses and software use within 
+the organization.
+
+The combined cost of these SAM practices is the "cost of compliance" for using commercial software.  It is an expense that does not make your organization more productive, does not 
+benefit your customers and adds nothing to the bottom line. It is purely risk mitigation.  Along with license, maintenance and training costs, it is one of the expenses of using
+commercial software.
+
+
+##Open Source Compliance Costs
+
+As opposed to commercial software licenses, open source software have licenses that explicitly permit free redistribution.  This reduces the cost of compliance for many
+organizations, since tracking application usage is not needed.
+
+However, organizations that use open source software and also develop and distribute their own proprietary software, can find themselves in trouble due to the viral nature (copyleft)
+of some open source licenses.  If one of your employees or contractors inadvertently includes some copyleft code in your proprietary product, then you could be required by that license
+to make the source code for your entire product freely available to the public.
+
+This is not just a theoretical concern.  As aggressively as the BSA protects the interests of its commercial members, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) protects the GPL license 
+in [high-profile lawsuits against large corporations][2].  The Free Software Foundation (FSF), in their [November 2012 Bulletin][4], writes about their expansion of 
+"active license enforcement".
+
+So the cost of compliance with copyleft code can be even greater than the use of proprietary software, since an organization risks being forced to make the source code
+for their proprietary product public and available for anyone to use, free of charge.  To mitigate this risk requires more employee education, more approval cycles, more internal audits 
+and more worries.  This is the increased cost of compliance when copyleft software is brought into an organization.  This is not necessarily a bad thing.  It is just the reality of 
+using open source software under these licenses, and must be weighed in considered as one cost-driver among many.
+
+
+##The Apache Advantage
+
+However, not all open source licenses are copyleft license.  Not all of them have that viral quality that radically increases the risk for an organization.  A subset of open source 
+licenses, generally called "permissive" licenses, are much more friendly for corporate use.  These licenses include the MIT and BSD licenses, as well as the 
+[Apache Software License 2.0][3] that we use for Apache OpenOffice.
+
+Like other open source licenses, the Apache License explicitly allows you to copy and redistribute the covered product, without any license fees or royalties.  But because it is a
+permissive license, it also allows you to prepare and distribute derivative products, without requiring you to make your own source code public.  So both BSA and SFLC/FSF risks
+are eliminated, and the cost, to your business, of license compliance is greatly reduced.
+
+
+[1]: https://reporting.bsa.org/r/report/add.aspx?src=us
+[2]: http://www.softwarefreedom.org/news/2009/dec/14/busybox-gpl-lawsuit/
+[3]: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+[4]: http://www.fsf.org/bulletin/2012/fall/why-gpl-compliance-work-matters

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+Title: Why Apache OpenOffice: Easy-to-use
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+![Why Apache OpenOffice: Easy-to-use](/why/images/why_easy.png) # {.rfloatimg}
+
+Easy to choose, easy to install, easy to learn - Apache OpenOffice is the easy choice for an office software suite. OpenOffice is suitable for complete beginners, but if you have used any other office software, that's ok too. OpenOffice will make full use of what you already know - through familiar screens and menus - and also what you have - by reading existing files with no retyping.
+
+  - **Use it immediately**
+
+    For people used to other office software, Apache OpenOffice is a pleasant surprise. It's so straightforward! Studies have proved it is easier (and cheaper) to move to OpenOffice from Microsoft Office than it is to upgrade to Microsoft's Office 2007. Because OpenOffice is one piece of software, everything works consistently between applications. Even the help system is the same. You don't even have to know which application was used to create a document - OpenOffice will use the correct one. You only need to do a single download from the Internet (or install from one CD) and you've got your office suite
+
+  - **No need to retype**
+
+    We understand that many people already have documents which they have created using other common office software packages. Apache OpenOffice can read these files with a very high degree of accuracy, making migration to OpenOffice very straightforward. In fact, we have reports where OpenOffice has been able to read files which the original software package had said were corrupted and unusable. If your friends or colleagues use different software, you can still swap files with them - but better still, give them a free copy of Apache OpenOffice!
+
+  - **Part of a community**
+
+    When you're starting something new, it's great to know tens of millions of people have been there before you. Apache OpenOffice is developed, translated, supported, and promoted by an international community of tens of thousands of enthusiasts. If you have ever waited for ages for paid-for support from a commercial software provider, community support from enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers may come as a surprise. You may even find yourself talking to people who have developed or translated the software you are using. Welcome to the community!
+

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+Title: Why Apache OpenOffice: Education
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+![Why Apache OpenOffice: Education](/why/images/why_edu.png) # {.rfloatimg}
+
+Education establishments of all levels (primary, secondary, college, university...) find Apache OpenOffice meets the needs of both teachers and students. The **flexible word processor**, **powerful spreadsheet**, **dynamic graphics**, **database access** and more meet all requirements for an office software package.
+
+With an **open-source license**, OpenOffice can be freely used and distributed with no license worries.
+
+  - **For pupils and students**
+
+    Apache OpenOffice forms an ideal teaching platform for core computer literacy skills, without tying students to commercial products. The free software license means students can be given copies of software to use at home - perfectly legally - a useful 'added value'. For IT students, OpenOffice's component based software is also an ideal platform for developing IT skills and understanding real-life software engineering.
+
+  - **For teachers and academics**
+
+    Apache OpenOffice is also an ideal platform for creating teaching materials and managing administrative tasks. For example, the *Writer* word processor is easy to use for simple memos, but also powerful enough to cope with complex dissertations. For IT staff, the open-source software license means an end to license compliance worries and the threat of software audits. OpenOffice is developed, translated, and supported by an international community linked by the internet, opening exciting possibilities for school projects. 
+
+  - **Open for all**
+
+    Apache OpenOffice is a leading international force in the movement for digital inclusion - making software of the highest quality available to all, regardless of income. OpenOffice is available in a wide variety of languages, and we actively encourage local teams to produce versions for local languages. We develop software on an open-source process - the computing equivalent of peer-reviewed publishing - creating software of the highest quality.

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+Title: Why Apache OpenOffice: Free/Open-Source Software
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+![Why Apache OpenOffice: Free/Open-Source Software](/why/images/why_foss.png) # {.rfloatimg}
+
+Free/Open-Source Software (F/OSS) proponents are turning to Apache OpenOffice both as end-users and as contributors. With its **flexible word processor**, **powerful spreadsheet**, **dynamic graphics**, **database access** and more, OpenOffice is the office suite of choice of millions of users.
+
+OpenOffice is released under the OSI approved Apache License terms, with over 750 contributors and an international community approaching 400,000 individuals.
+
+  - **Software for all**
+
+    Apache OpenOffice is the must-have desktop application that tens of millions of people are using - an open-source tool that your family, friends, and neighbors will appreciate. With its free software license and active international community, OpenOffice is a key player in the drive to eradicate digital exclusion and preserve minority languages threatened by being on the wrong side of the digital divide. For tens of thousands of community members, this makes the OpenOffice community their volunteering opportunity of choice.
+
+  - **Open for development**
+
+    Apache OpenOffice is a mature software product, representing over twenty years' continuous development. It is available across multiple operating systems. Understanding and contributing to the core development requires serious commitment and software engineering skills - not for the fainthearted. However, like all successful open-source projects, OpenOffice has an active developer community, keen to help new arrivals. Alternatively, try writing extensions, or using OpenOffice's UNO based components in other applications.
+
+  - **Open world**
+
+    If you are using Apache OpenOffice, you will appreciate the work that has gone into providing this software for you to use for free. Help us to ensure future users can continue to use it for free. The OpenOffice community invites contributors: *Whatever you do best, do it for OpenOffice*. As well as developers, the Community welcomes translators, artists, technical authors, testers, people offering user support, sales and marketing people, lobbyists, donors, ... the list is long. The Community operates internationally in all time zones, linked by the internet. Talk to us today.

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+Title: Why Apache OpenOffice: Free software
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+![Why Apache OpenOffice: Free software](/why/images/why_free.png) # {.rfloatimg}
+
+Apache OpenOffice is free software. That means you are free to download it, free to install it on as many PCs as you like, free to pass copies to as many people as you like. You may use OpenOffice for any purpose without restriction: private, educational, public administration, commercial... Free, really free.
+
+  - **Free of charge**
+
+    It's hard to believe that high quality, easy to use software like Apache OpenOffice can really be free. But thanks to contributions of time and money, from individuals and companies (large and small), OpenOffice is free for you to use today. Furthermore, the open-source license used by OpenOffice means this freedom can never be taken away. The OpenOffice community are delighted if you find our software of use. Please help us by telling people about Apache OpenOffice, and if you can, pass them on a copy. More people use OpenOffice as a result of personal recommendation than any other route.
+
+  - **Freedom from worry**
+
+    However, a free software license means much more than a one-off cost saving. It means you never need worry again whether your software is legal, or whether it will expire some day. For people responsible for a number of computers - from just a few in a small business, hundreds in a school, thousands in a corporation - this is a huge weight off the mind. No need for software audits, for keeping invoices for years, no worry about ending up in court because you misread some small print in a license agreement.
+
+  - **We value your freedom**
+
+    As part of a community dedicated to free software, we also value your freedom of choice. Apache OpenOffice will read and write files which can be used in other common office software. It was the first software in the world to fully support the ISO standard for office file formats which is being adopted by a growing number of software vendors. If you want to use other software, we want you to be free to do so. If you want to change your PC from Microsoft Windows to Apple Mac to Linux, we want you to be free to do so. If you like this approach, feel free to join the Apache OpenOffice community.

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+Title: Why Apache OpenOffice: Public administrations
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+![Why Apache OpenOffice: Public administrations](/why/images/why_gov.png) # {.rfloatimg}
+
+Public administrations and people working at **all levels of government** (local / federal / regional / national etc) find Apache OpenOffice is their ideal software solution. The combination of a **flexible word processor**, a **powerful spreadsheet**, **dynamic graphics**, **database access** and more meets all the everyday needs of a typical busy office worker.
+
+Already available in a **wide range of languages**, OpenOffice can be freely translated by local teams.
+
+  - **Best value**
+
+    Using Apache OpenOffice demonstrates your commitment to deliver best value services. It is not owned by any commercial organisation. Its open source license means there are no license fees to pay, no expensive annual audits, and no worries about non-compliance with onerous and obscure licensing conditions. You may also distribute the software free to your employees, through the schools system, or any other channel of your choice.
+
+  - **Data is safe**
+
+    Freedom of Information Acts require that the documents you create today will be accessible years in the future. Apache OpenOffice is the first software in the world to use ISO approved file formats as its default. It also has the ability to create PDF files if you need to publish information in a standard 'read only' format. If you already have (possibly unlicensed) office software, Apache OpenOffice should be able to read your old files.
+
+  - ** Open for all**
+
+    There are no secrets in Apache OpenOffice - our open-source policy means anyone can inspect the code or even help us develop the software. We actively encourage local teams to produce versions for minority languages. OpenOffice is a leading international force in the movement for digital inclusion - making software of the highest quality available to all, regardless of income.

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+Title: Why Apache OpenOffice: Great Software
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+![Why Apache OpenOffice: Great Software](/why/images/why_great.png) # {.rfloatimg}
+
+Great Software requires great people. Apache OpenOffice is the result of over twenty years' continuous high quality software engineering. Designed from the start as a **single piece of software**, Apache OpenOffice has a consistency and a quality that is world class. Its **open-source** development model means there are no secrets.
+
+  - **Better by design**
+
+    Developed over twenty years, Apache OpenOffice is a mature, reliable, product. OpenOffice was designed from the start as a single piece of software - not bolted together from separate software packages. This makes it very consistent and easy to use - what you learn in one application is immediately usable in another. The context-sensitive help works across all applications, unobtrusively providing the precise help you need. You can even open any type of document from any application - OpenOffice is really one piece of software. It also runs on all major computing platforms - Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, Sun Solaris, Apple Mac - isn't that great!
+
+  - **Better for you**
+
+    Apache OpenOffice contains all the office software you need, in one single package. You don't have to worry which version to install: one installation program provides everything. The installation also includes features which some expensive rivals do not - for example, the ability to create .pdf files when you want to guarantee what the recipient sees on their computer. There is also a growing range of extensions: additional features that any developer can provide. The Apache OpenOffice project releases software several times a year so you can take advantage of new features as quickly as possible. 
+
+  - **Honest software**
+
+    Apache OpenOffice is developed using an open-software, "no secrets" approach. Anyone can look at the programs and suggest improvements, or fix bugs. Anyone can report problems or request enhancements, and anyone can see the response from other users or developers. The status of current and future releases is displayed on a public wiki, so you can decide if and when you want to upgrade to take advantage of new features. Anyone used to commercial software and its hyping and marketing speak will find Apache OpenOffice refreshingly different. Enjoy the benefits of open-source!

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+Title:     Apache OpenOffice for New Computers
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+##Save money on your new computer
+
+Are you buying yourself a new computer?, or buying one for someone else? If so, here is a money saving tip that your computer vendor may not be telling you.
+
+You are not required to spend $100, $200 or more for a copy of Microsoft Office. You can buy a computer without Office installed, and save that money. Then when you go home, try the free, [Apache OpenOffice (AOO)][1]. It has a word processor, a spreadsheet and a presentation editor. It can read Microsoft files. It can export to PDF. It works on Windows XP-Windows 8, Mac OS and Linux. And it is absolutely free!
+
+How can we give this to you for free? We're a nonprofit organization with the charitable mission to publish free software for the public. That's what we do. We want you to have free software.
+
+So when the salesman tries to load up your computer invoice with all those "extras", just say "Thank you, but No.  I will install AOO".
+
+[1]: /xx/download
+

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+Title: Why Apache OpenOffice: Not for Profit
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+![Why Apache OpenOffice: Not for Profit](/why/images/why_nfp.png) # {.rfloatimg}
+
+Not for Profit (NFP) organizations of all sizes are turning to Apache OpenOffice - software that meets their needs and shares their values. The **flexible word processor**, **powerful spreadsheet**, **dynamic graphics**, **database access** and more meet all the requirements for an office software package.
+
+OpenOffice offers a high degree of compatibility with commercial office software, but with none of the costs or license worries.
+
+  - **Software for all**
+
+    More than ever, NFPs need to be able to compete for attention in a crowded marketplace. With Apache OpenOffice, NFPs have access to essential office software which is every bit as good as the expensive commercial tools used by those for whom money is no object. Developed over twenty years, OpenOffice is a mature, stable, product, guaranteeing trouble-free usage. OpenOffice is a leading international force in the movement for digital inclusion - making software of the highest quality available to all, regardless of income. Join in OpenOffice's international community to exchange ideas, look for inspiration, or just ask for help.
+
+  - **Better but compatible**
+
+    Apache OpenOffice prides itself on its compatibility with other office software. NFPs who rely on voluntary workers appreciate the fact that people who have any office software experience are immediately at home with OpenOffice. OpenOffice also understands that no organization is an island, which is why it can exchange files with other office software. It also allows you to create PDF files for those all-important times when you want to retain control of documents after they leave your office. It is also the first software in the world to store your precious information in an ISO approved format - the best guarantee for the future.
+
+  - **Open world**
+
+    Amazingly, Apache OpenOffice comes without any license fees, or any worrying small print. You can install it on as many computers as you like, use it for any purpose, and even give copies away for employees, supporters, etc. to use at home. Already available in a wide variety of languages, OpenOffice actively encourages local teams to provide more translations. For NFPs - charities, voluntary sector organizations, etc - OpenOffice is simply the easiest and cheapest way of providing the essential software tools needed for an effective operation.

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+Title:     Reading ODF Documents (*.odt, *.ods, *.odp) with Apache OpenOffice
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+![Why Apache OpenOffice: OpenDocument Format](/why/images/shell.png) # {.rfloatimg}
+
+##"Windows cannot open this file"
+
+Does this look familiar?
+
+When you try to open an ODF (Open Document Format) document, but you have no application installed that 
+understands ODF, then Windows gives you the above dialog box and offers to show you other applications that can read ODF.
+
+If this happened to you, then we can help.  Apache OpenOffice is the award-winning, free office suite that can read ODF documents, as well as Microsoft documents.
+
+##What are ODF documents?
+
+ODF is an ISO International Standard format for office documents, created in 2006. ODF files have the following file extensions:
+
+- *.odt (word processor documents)
+- *.ods (spreadsheet documents)
+- *.odp (presentation documents)
+
+The advantage of ODF is that it is not tied to any one office application suite.  It is an open standard that any company can implement in their software. 
+OpenOffice uses ODF format as its default document format. Most other word processors, of recent vintage, also have the ability to import and export ODF.
+
+##Apache OpenOffice
+
+Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is 
+published by the non-profit Apache Software Foundation.  OpenOffice is available in many languages and works on all common computers. OpenOffice can work with 
+ODF documents as well as documents from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
+
+If you want to read more about Apache OpenOffice, you can look [here](/xx/why/).
+
+##So what do I need to do to read my ODF document?
+
+[Download Apache OpenOffice](/download) and install it on your machine.  It only takes a few minutes to download and install.  Once you have it installed you 
+will be able to read and write ODF documents. 
+

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+Title: Why Apache OpenOffice: IT business
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+![Why Apache OpenOffice: IT business](/why/images/why_oem.png) # {.rfloatimg}
+
+Build your business around Apache OpenOffice. If you're in the IT business, OpenOffice can mean good business for you. The **flexible word processor**, **powerful spreadsheet**, **dynamic graphics**, **database access** and more meet all the requirements for an office software package.
+
+Use OpenOffice to add value for your clients, free of license costs and onerous licensing conditions.
+
+  - **Unbeatable value add**
+
+    Although it's the big name software companies that capture the headlines, shipping the box is only a small part of the equation. For the majority of users, it's other people who provide the value add: the people running training courses, writing user guides, providing support, integrating systems, providing niche-market add-ons... For all of these businesses, Apache OpenOffice provides an unbeatable value proposition. No longer do you have to spend a large chunk of your client's budget on software licenses. With OpenOffice, you can offer office software of the highest quality at no cost.
+
+  - **Open for adoption**
+
+    For developers and systems integrators, Apache OpenOffice is as open as its name implies. Starting at the file level, it is the first software package in the world to fully support ISO/IEC 26300 OpenDocument file format (ODF). As more companies adopt the standard, exchanging data between office software will become as easy as saving and opening a file - a system integrator's dream. For developers, Apache OpenOffice offers a range of options, from extensions - in a variety of programming languages - through to use of the full OpenOffice component based architecture.
+
+  - **Open for business**
+
+    Apache OpenOffice prides itself on its compatibility with other office software, both in the way it works and in the files it uses. So offering OpenOffice doesn't close off options for your clients - in fact, it opens up new opportunities for them. Amazingly, OpenOffice comes without any license fees, or any worrying small print. You can pre-install it on computers, ship it on CDs, include it in books, put it on the cover of magazines... and, you don't need to say *We recommend Apache OpenOffice* on all your advertising.

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+Title:     Why Apache OpenOffice: Office 2003 End of Life
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+##The April 2014 deadline
+
+Microsoft has [announced][1] that they are ending support of Office 2003 and Windows XP on April 8th, 2014.  What does this mean?  As they describe,
+"After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates."  This,
+according to Microsoft, exposes Office 2003 users to greater "Security & Compliance Risks".
+
+##Exploring the alternatives
+
+Some companies and users will write a big check to Microsoft and upgrade to a new version of Windows and a new version of Office.  But other companies will see this as an opportunity 
+to explore the alternatives, including open source products like Apache OpenOffice, the leading free productivity suite.  It is not too early to start planning for a migration off 
+of Microsoft Office 2003 and Windows XP.  Many companies have already started.
+
+
+[1]: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx
+

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+Title:     Why Apache OpenOffice: Other Reasons
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+Here are some other reasons to use Apache OpenOffice:
+
+  - **You need to [read and write Open Document Format](why_odf.html) (ODF) documents (*.odt, *.ods, *.odp)**
+    
+  - **You are using Microsoft Windows XP or Vista and Microsoft no longer supports Office on that platform**
+
+  - **You need to be able to read older document formats**
+
+  - **You are an desktop or laptop OEM and need a replacement for Microsoft's Office Starter Edition**
+
+  - **You want a free office suite to provide to patrons in a library, a community center or an internet cafe**
+
+  - **You use Microsoft Office at work but want to have something at home you can use occasionally**
+
+  - **You need a replacement for Microsoft Office 2003 when it reaches End Of Life and support ends in 2014**
+
+  - **You are looking for an office suite that you can embed in a set-top device, a kiosk or similar appliance**
+
+   
+
+
+
+

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+Title: Why Apache OpenOffice: Enterprises
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+![Why Apache OpenOffice: Enterprises](/why/images/why_sme.png) # {.rfloatimg}
+
+Enterprises from corner-shops to corporate giants are turning to Apache OpenOffice to power their businesses. The **flexible word processor**, **powerful spreadsheet**, **dynamic graphics**, **database access** and more meet all the requirements for an office software package.
+
+OpenOffice offers a high degree of compatibility with commercial office software, but with none of the costs or license worries.
+
+  - **The no-hassle answer**
+
+    For small businesses, IT is a hassle and an expense. Apache OpenOffice is simply the easiest and cheapest way of providing the essential software tools required to support a growing business. Developed over twenty years, OpenOffice is a mature, stable, product, guaranteeing trouble-free usage. Behind the scenes, it stores all your valuable data in a format approved by the International Organization for Standardization - the first software package in the world to meet this exacting standard. As more companies adopt the standard, exchanging data between office software, accounting software, planning software - any software - will become as easy as saving and opening a file. No transcription errors, no typing the same information twice - no hassle computing.
+
+  - **Better but compatible**
+
+    Apache OpenOffice prides itself on its compatibility with other office software. Companies moving to OpenOffice simply take their existing files with them. In fact, changing to OpenOffice may be a simpler process than having to upgrade because your commercial software vendor has brought out a new version. OpenOffice also understands that no business is an island, which is why it can exchange files with other office software - for example, the one your accountants use. It also allows you to create PDF files for those all-important times when you want to retain control of documents after they leave your office.
+
+  - **Open for business**
+
+    Amazingly, Apache OpenOffice comes without any license fees, or any worrying small print. You can install it on as many computers as you like, use it for any purpose, and even give copies away for employees to use at home. No more threats of heavy-handed software audits disturbing your business. You don't even have to worry about what to install - OpenOffice is one complete package. If you need extra languages, simply install them.

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+Title:     Volunteers, not Amateurs
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+##Complicated software, developed by volunteers?
+
+Apache OpenOffice is developed 100% by volunteers.  Apache does not pay for developers, for translators, for QA, for marketing, for UI, for support, etc.  Of course, we're
+happy to accept [donations to the Apache Software Foundation][1], to keep our servers running and for similar overhead expenses.  But our products are developed entirely by volunteers.
+
+Some users are initially worried by this statement.  How can software for free, developed by volunteers, be any good?
+
+##Talent as deep as any corporation
+
+OpenOffice, through its decade plus existence, has had, and continues to benefit from the contributions of many professionals.  Some are sponsored by their employers to volunteer
+with the project.  At one time or another Sun, Oracle, Novell, Redhat, IBM and others have sponsored their employees to work on OpenOffice.  Some professional are recently retired
+and work on the project to keep their skills sharp or to "give back" to the open source community.  Others have a business based on OpenOffice consulting, and volunteer with the 
+project to stay close to potential customers.   Others are students, studying software engineering or a related field, and participate in our project as a form of electronic 
+internship.  Among our volunteers are several programmers with over a decade's experience working on OpenOffice.  We are fortunate to have a depth of talent working on this project
+that would be the envy of many corporations.
+
+So our all-volunteer principle is a statement of how we are organized, as a non-profit.  We do not pay for developers.  But this is not a statement on the professionalism and 
+talent of our volunteers.  In fact, very few corporations would be able to afford the kind of talent that we have, as volunteers, helping with Apache OpenOffice.
+
+##Join us!
+
+If you have skills in programming, quality assurance, translation, technical writing, graphic design, marketing or related disciplines, then you can make difference by 
+[volunteering with the Apache OpenOffice project][2].  With the generous contributions of your time and talent, we can make OpenOffice even better!
+
+[1]: http://www.apache.org/foundation/contributing.html
+[2]: http://openoffice.apache.org/get-involved.html

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