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Re: [school-discuss] FW: OpenOffice in education
Chris Hobbs wrote:
We've done this. It was a bit of a PITA (maybe they're better at it now).
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.
The licensing does not apply to all settings -- for example we sponsor a
a community learning center who would not qualify (can't just give the
SW to random people wandering in off the street).
OpenOffice is the development branch of StarOffice. SO has some
features OO does not because Sun cannot release them as OpenSource. New
features appear first in OpenOffice (e.g. PDF export appeared in OO
before SO). There's no problem going back and forth.
Dr. Robert G. Rittenhouse, Chair
Department of Computer Science
McMurry University, Abilene, TX 79697-0968