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If Windows is using a non-standard theme then surely it would be possible to 
just paste an awn taskbar or some faked-widgets or something to make it seem 
that the Windows is really a themed linux?
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Sophie Gautier <>
To: David Nelson <>
Cc:;; documentation 
<>;;; drew <>
Sent: Sat, 8 January, 2011 15:12:33
Subject: [libreoffice-documentation] Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Re: 
[libreoffice-design] Urgent call for sample files for producing screenshots

Hi David,
On 08/01/2011 17:54, David Nelson wrote:
Hi Sophie, :-)

Truthfully, your interpretation of what that text refers to is
erroneous... they are talking of screenshots of Microsoft products
such as MS Windows or Office, but *not* of screenshots taken of other
people's products and works simply running under MS Windows... There's
no need to worry. You see screenshots of software running under
Windows *all over the Internet*... ;-) We're perfectly safe. ;-)

No, it's not my interpretation (I know I may not have a full understanding of 
another language :), we never get a firm statement but only different 
interpretations from lawyers, this is why we have decided to not use screen 
shots made using Windows. I can't remember where the discussions occurs on the 
OOo site, maybe website list, I'll point you to the archives otherwise.

It may sound stupid, but can you imagine that I had to declare people using ssh 
for the OOoFR site in France several years ago because the encryption we used 
was not allowed and considered as a security issue. I'm sure the Debian 
contributors never have to do so. Just to say that we have to be cautious.

In any case, I already took a large number of screenshots, and our
documentation is *full* of screenshots taken under Windows, so this
would involve an *enormous* amount of work to rectify...... ;-)

Yes may be, but it's not a sufficient reason to continue to take the risk :). 
The more we are visible and known, the more we are exposed.

Kind regards
-- Founding member of The Document Foundation

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