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From "Shane Curcuru (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-237) Small Scale deployment in a corporate environment
Date Wed, 24 Feb 2016 15:49:18 GMT

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Shane Curcuru commented on LEGAL-237:
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We can't provide legal advice; you need your own counsel.  8-)

That being said, thousands of companies in the US and abroad install and use Apache OpenOffice
for their work without any issues, and the ASF is happy that people and companies around the
world can use our software.  That's our mission: producing software for the public good.

You've read the license, which is what matters legally, but from the practical perspective,
we are happy to have people use Apache software (i.e. software from the ASF, like Apache OpenOffice)
freely, for virtually any reason:

  http://www.apache.org/free/

Separately, if you are interested in changing or modifying the software, we're happy for you
to do that as well, as long as you otherwise comply with the license.  You don't need permission
from the ASF or our projects to do any of those things - although if you happen to say thank
you later, our volunteer committers certainly appreciate that.

Good luck with your switch!  The Apache OpenOffice project also has lots of helpful people
in their mailing lists and forums to help with technical or user questions:

  https://www.openoffice.org/support/index.html  

> Small Scale deployment in a corporate environment
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-237
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-237
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Ben Rich
>
> To whom it may concern, 
> I work in a rather large corporate hospital, we are currently running Microsoft office,
it works well, except for the thin client machines we have running in our library. We are
looking to scale down our image and make things run a little smoother. After discussion with
other technicians here, we decided that Open Office may be a good replacement, but we are
not sure of the legalities or licensing issues we may run into in deployment to the library.

> We have 25 machines that we would like to deploy to, are there any kinds of licensing
issues we may have?
> I read through the license 2.0 and found nothing on corporate environments in terms of
licensing differently. 
> I appreciate your time. 



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