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

Chris Hobbs wrote:

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.
We've done this. It was a bit of a PITA (maybe they're better at it now).

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