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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [libreoffice-users] AOO for Android - not worth the download
Date Sun, 23 Jun 2013 02:58:22 GMT
On Jun 22, 2013, at 9:09 PM, "Mirosław Zalewski" <> wrote:

> (Apache: I am not subscribed to your mailing list; one discussion on LibreOffice
> mailing list turned out to point possible violation of your trademark and I
> think you should know)

Hello Mirosław,

Thanks for letting us know about this.    You are correct in saying
that this is not an official release from Apache. In fact this is the
first time I've heard of this app.

We'll check with the publishers of the app and try to clear this up.
Hopefully it just a simple misunderstanding.



> On 22/06/2013 at 23:51, "Kracked_P_P---webmaster" <>
> wrote:
>> To find the AOO port. . . .
>> go to Google Play
>> search for OpenOffice
>> ---------------------------------------
>> arch_result#
>> Description
>> AndrOpen Office is Apache OpenOffice port for Android.
>> You can view, edit, export office documents using full features of
>> Apache OpenOffice.
>> (NOTE: You can only edit in English in current version.)
>> AndrOpen Office has 4 components:
>> - Writer (a word processor)
>> - Calc (spreadsheet)
>> - Impress (presentation graphics)
>> - Draw (drawing)
>> ------------------------------------------------------
> This is scam. They don't have a right to make such claims and are in no way
> associated with Apache.
> I have been following Apache OpenOffice ecosystem quite closely for some time
> and I assure you, that they would make it clear if they had Android port. The
> only official thing you can find about this is this blog post from beginning from
> year:
> <>
> It actually states something contrary. Let's quote:
> #v+
> 9b. "Can I load OpenOffice onto my Google Android tablet?"
> (Combining two related questions)
> Apache OpenOffice is available from the project for Windows, MacOS and Linux.
> Community members additionally have ported OpenOffice to BSD, Solaris and OS/2,
> and make these ports available on their own websites.   There is no port of
> OpenOffice for tablets.  However, there are some 3rd party solutions that allow
> remote access to an OpenOffice session, for example rollApp.
> #v-
> Their e-mail is "". It should ring a bell: why they
> didn't set up e-mail address in domain?
> And one more thing: developer is "andropenoffice. com" (I put a space here, as I
> strongly discourage to go into their website unless you are running virtual
> machine and can catch any bad things that might be there). That website was
> created in February this year and contains little content besides
> advertisements. It is credited by "GMO Internet", which I never heard about.
> Whereas Apache OpenOffice source code is distributed under permissive license,
> Apache OpenOffice (and, for that matter) is registered trademark.
> It is protected by international law and can't be used to name other products.
> I am CC-ing Apache OpenOffice dev list. Hopefully it don't require subscription
> and someone there will take care of this issue.
> --
> Best regards
> Mirosław Zalewski
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