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Is OpenOffice free for commercial use?

 
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ssh0676
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Is OpenOffice free for commercial use? Reply with quote

Is OpenOffice complete free?
Can I use OpenOffice in my company?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as i know Openoffice.org is free no matter how you use it. There is no version you have to pay for.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Open office is Free for ANY use (commercial, business, private, military etc etc) because it is released under the LGPL licence of the free software foundation

Free in this context means FREEDOM to use, modify etc as you wish , and not necessarily free from payment


have a look here:
http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/mostfaqs.html
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What rotomano says is quite correct, in the context of ssh0676's original Q, the Sun FAQ clearly states
Most FAQs: Answers wrote:
Are OpenOffice.org binaries legal for commercial/business use?

Yes, you may use OpenOffice.org binaries for commercial use. Please refer to our download page.

Alternatively, if you are interested in StarOffice for commercial use please, see this URL: http://www.sun.com/staroffice/


In otherwords you can use OOo in your company completely free, but also without Vendor support. If you want that you'll need to buy the [fairly low cost] commercial variant StarOffice.
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