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Hi :)
Errr, ooops!  I meant to say thanks to Dave for helping make it easier for
more people to use watermarks.
Congrats, thanks and regards from
Tom :)

On 16 August 2016 at 13:31, Tom Davies <> wrote:

Hi :)
There are many templates at:
which can be found from the official website via page;

Extensions can also be reached from the templates library.  Templates and
Extensions are mostly written by '3rd party' individuals or small groups
that have no other link with TDF.  At a guess it's a good way in to getting
experience with coding for LibreOffice.  Some Extensions end up being
merged into the main code.

Extensions and Templates are released under a variety of licenses with
only some of them being OpenSource.  We recently saw a thread about a
troublesome non-OpenSource Extension that still relies on Java and hasn't
been updated for several years.  If it had been released with an OpenSource
license then almost anyone could have kept it updated or re-written it.  As
it is the only hope is to create a very similar Extension but then there
would be tension between the original coders and the new ones instead of
harmony and respect.  OpenSource licenses help keep your code useful and
relevant in the future and reduce the onus on the original coder to
maintain their code.

For coding there are various OpenSource licenses such as GPL, LGPL and
MPL.  Some argue that GPLv3 is less "Open" than GPLv2 and each different
license has legitimate supporters and detractors.  LibreOffice uses MPL and
LGPL.  There are other licenses that are also far less restrictive than
traditional licenses such as those used by BSD operating systems and the
Apache Foundation.  These tend to give more credit and 'rights' to the
coders or the companies that created the code but creates some problems of
incompatibility with GPL, LGPL and MPL licenses.

For documentation, art and such the "Creative Commons" licenses allow
creators to choose how open or proprietary their licenses are.  This page
makes it really easy to see what the options are and to try a few before
finding one you are comfortable with;

The TDF wiki and documentation tends to choose the "CC-by-SA" to allow
people to share and modify;
as long as previous contributors/authors are given credit.  In the
Published Guides one of the early pages in the guide gives a list of
contributors.  CC has a few pages of advice on how to give "attribution" in
suitable ways for other types of works.

Having the templates available in a few central locations helps people
find them more easily and doesn't prevent individuals (or companies) from
having their own collections, preferably in both places.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 16 August 2016 at 01:57, Dave Koelmeyer <dave.koelmeyer@davekoelmeyer.> wrote:

On 16/08/16 09:48, jorge wrote:
Thank you Dave, It is a good job.


Jorge Rodríguez

My pleasure.

If any folks would like this template in other languages please drop me
a line and I'll be happy to create additional versions (assuming you can
spare a little time and contribute your language expertise).


El lun, 15-08-2016 a las 11:44 +1200, Dave Koelmeyer escribió:

For those wanting an instant solution for LibreOffice Writer
I've created a template which can be freely downloaded and used from


The watermarks are SVG-format (small file size, 100 percent quality).
I'll be updating this with additional watermark page styles now and

Hope this helps.


Dave Koelmeyer
GPG Key ID: 0x238BFF87

Dave Koelmeyer
GPG Key ID: 0x238BFF87

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