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Re: [school-discuss] FW: OpenOffice in education

Tom Adelstein wrote:

You can give all of your students, their parents, alumni, faculty and friends Star Office for free.
This is incorrect. You can give copies to staff and students, if you jump through some hoops first.

From: http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/edu/solutions/staroffice.html:

"The license included with your software CD and on the download version entitles your institution to install the software on all machines owned or operated by your instititution. Review a copy of the full text of the StarOffice Binary Code License or StarSuite Binary Code License.

To obtain permissions for your institution to replicate StarOffice and distribute it to your constituents for their personal use, you will need to be an institutional signatory and must complete a StarOffice or StarSuite Distribution Agreement with Sun by following these steps..."

From the Distribution Agreement:

"“End User” means current graduate, undergraduate, full and part-time students and Customer's employees to whom the BCL applies and to whom Customer furnish the Software for internal use and not for resale, marketing, or leasing."

Individuals can get the software themselves - from the above website:

"If you are a student, researcher, staff, or faculty member you can download StarOffice for free from Sun's Software Download Center. Login into the Sun Software Download Center by using your user name and password. If you do not have a user name or password for the Sun Software Download Center please register."

Hope this helps!

Chris Hobbs Silver Valley Unified School District
Head geek: Technology Services Coordinator
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