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Re: [school-discuss] FW: OpenOffice in education
We signed as an institutional signatory which allows us to distribute to
"constituents" for private use.
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 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
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!
Our Sun representative walked us through the process. It has been very easy.
Perhaps things have changed.