Just my thoughts really. The terms of the licensing agreements that LibreOffice
is released under seem to have no problems with your plan. Thanks for asking
Under the LGPL license it is fine for people to include LibreOffice on give-away
Cds/Dvds or even on media that is to be sold. The caveat seems to be that
people are made aware that they can download it for free from the LibreOffice
website and if they request the source code then they are given access to a copy
of that. I could easily be wrong about the caveats though.
Oddly, people often seem to prefer to purchase a professional looking Cd/Dvd
rather than download for free. A purchase price seems to inspire greater
confidence in the product. If the Cd is going to be given out for free it might
be worth suggesting that people give a donation for what they think it's worth.
A percentage of profits going to the community would be nice.
The LibreOffice wiki has a Branding section that has logos and guidelines on
how to use them. There might also be some display materials or suggestions for
Ideally i guess it would be great to have the local language downloads and
perhaps English if that is likely to be regarded as a common language amongst
the people attending the event. It might be even better to use the Portable
Apps version of LibreOffice so that people can use Calc straight from the Cd
without having to install LibreOffice on their machine.
Has the library been tested in Calc as well as Excel? Ideally the library would
work easily in both and it probably does but it's worth checking imo. If
someone already uses Calc then they probably already appreciate OpenSource and
probably do not need the library.
Many thanks for asking. Hopefully you find something useful in what i have
said. Please let us know how this goes.
Good luck and regards from
From: ShamAtGMail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tue, 3 May, 2011 3:46:36
Subject: [libreoffice-marketing] 03 May 2011 : Where do I ask, want to
distribute LibreOffice on a CD distributed free of cost at Seminar, India
Myself is Sham Yemul, www.Intellisoft.co.in. I am one of the Speakers invited
for a District Level Seminar/Workshop going to be conducted at Purva Vibhag
Sarvajanik Vachanalay, Solapur.Sunday 08 May 2011, 10 am to 4 pm
- my topic is Complete Utilization of Computers in Library.
other speakers are Dr. Rajendra Kumbhar, Asst. Professor, Librarian, Pune
University - Libraries in 21st Century
Mr. Mohan Kamble, Role of Librarians in 21st Century
Mr. Kundlik More, Getting various subsidies from social & government
organizations of various states of India.
We(Intellisoft) are going to distribute a freeware software of Library
management developed in Microsoft Excel thr' a CD on the same day.
The software has Local Language Marathi , uses Unicode Fonts for data input &
My Presentation talks about various Open Source, Freeware, Commercial Office
LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for
Window, with this email, I want to include the LibreOffice software in the same
CD. The CD is distributed Free of Cost to about 200 participants of the program.
Do I need to take permission of LibreOffice Foundation ? I was trying to get any
email contact for the same.
Waiting for positive response
Sham Yemul, www.Intellisoft.Co.In
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