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許耀彰
Dear Support Team,
Would it be possible to install openoffice in commercial place? Is there
license agreement which we can follow and check ? Thanks a lot.
Best Regards, Hsu Yao Chang
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Re: open office license

jd1008
NO LICENSE is needed!!!!
Go ahead and install.
I was using it at almost every software
company I worked at. No problems whatsoever.
Just be careful and make sure that you download it
from
http://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html

On 08/17/2018 09:05 AM, 許耀彰 wrote:
> Dear Support Team,
> Would it be possible to install openoffice in commercial place? Is there
> license agreement which we can follow and check ? Thanks a lot.
> Best Regards, Hsu Yao Chang
>


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Re: open office license

Dan Lewis
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On 08/17/2018 11:05 AM, 許耀彰 wrote:
> Dear Support Team,
> Would it be possible to install openoffice in commercial place? Is there
> license agreement which we can follow and check ? Thanks a lot.
> Best Regards, Hsu Yao Chang
>
Then answer is yes. The license is listed on the website. There is
always a license found in the installation folder of OpenOffice which
you can read or show to a lawyer if you like to verify your right to use
it in a commercial place.

Dan

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Re: open office license

jd1008
No one EVER asks anyone or any commercial entity for their
license to use OopenOffice.


On 08/17/2018 10:07 AM, Dan Lewis wrote:

> On 08/17/2018 11:05 AM, 許耀彰 wrote:
>> Dear Support Team,
>> Would it be possible to install openoffice in commercial place? Is there
>> license agreement which we can follow and check ? Thanks a lot.
>> Best Regards, Hsu Yao Chang
>>
> Then answer is yes. The license is listed on the website. There is
> always a license found in the installation folder of OpenOffice which
> you can read or show to a lawyer if you like to verify your right to use
> it in a commercial place.
>
> Dan
>
> CC sent to OP
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Re: open office license

Dave Fisher
The license is the Apache License v2.

The license is permissive and allows this use.

Regards,
Dave

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> On Aug 17, 2018, at 9:20 AM, JD <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> No one EVER asks anyone or any commercial entity for their
> license to use OopenOffice.
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>> On 08/17/2018 10:07 AM, Dan Lewis wrote:
>>> On 08/17/2018 11:05 AM, 許耀彰 wrote:
>>> Dear Support Team,
>>> Would it be possible to install openoffice in commercial place? Is there
>>> license agreement which we can follow and check ? Thanks a lot.
>>> Best Regards, Hsu Yao Chang
>>>
>> Then answer is yes. The license is listed on the website. There is
>> always a license found in the installation folder of OpenOffice which
>> you can read or show to a lawyer if you like to verify your right to use
>> it in a commercial place.
>>
>> Dan
>>
>> CC sent to OP
>>
>>
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Re: open office license

jonathon-3
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On 2018-08-17 3:05 p.m., 許耀彰 wrote:

> Would it be possible to install openoffice in commercial place? Is there
> license agreement which we can follow and check ? Thanks a lot.

In Apache Open Office
">Help >About >License".

I won't quote everything here, but the substantive part for your
question is:

<<
Is OpenOffice really free for any user?
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OpenOffice is free for use by everybody. You may take this copy of
OpenOffice and install it on as many computers as you like, and use it
for any purpose you like (including commercial, government, public
administration and educational use). For further details see the license
text delivered together with OpenOffice or
http://www.openoffice.org/license.html >>

#####

My personal recommendation is to have a solicitor review
* the license of all of the software that is used by the organization,
to ensure that:
** all software is used with the appropriate license;
** each license is adhered to;
* the hardware, software, and related IT contracts the organization has
made, to ensure that:
** all software is either covered, or known to be deliberately excluded;
** all hardware is either covered, or known to be deliberately excluded;
** all IT contracts are clearly defined in terms of scope, cost, and
duration;
* all warranties provided with hardware, software, or services obtained
by the organization to ensure that the hardware, software, or service
usage complies with the warranty requirements.

In the United States, it is not uncommon that:
* installation of unapproved software terminates a software support
contract (^1);
* installation of unapproved hardware terminates a hardware support
contract;
* installation of third party hardware voids the hardware warranty;
* installation of third party software voids the hardware warranty;
* installation of unapproved hardware voids the hardware warranty;
* installation of unapproced software voids the hardware warranty;



^1: As oft as not, payment for support services yet to be rendered, is
still required. In rare instances, an early termination fee can be
substituted. (I'm aware of one organization that had both an early
termination fee, and required payment for future services not rendered,
to be paid in full.)

jonathon

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Re: open office license

jonathon-3
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On 2018-08-17 4:20 p.m., JD wrote:

> No one EVER asks anyone or any commercial entity for their license to use OpenOffice.

Can I introduce you to _The Software Alliance_?

If they decide to audit your organization, you absolutely have to prove
beyond any shadow of doubt that your copy of Apache OpenOffice was
legally obtained, and your usage of it is in accordance with the
license.(^1)

FWIW, that ">About >Help >License" states that any organization may
freely use it, does not satisfy their requirement that the organization
legally obtained the program.

^1: I _think_ it was the BSA that produced a report alleging how one can
infringe _The Apache License_ and _The GNU General Public License_ as a
user. I lost my copy with a hard drive failure, and no backups. (I was
backing up that drive, when it failed.)

jonathon

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