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On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 5:13 PM, Zeki Bildirici <> wrote:

As we all know LibreOffice help is served in two ways; the locally
installed help package and online help at I
think we all accept that this huge help content is not used/preferred
by users. Personally i think that a huge percent of users even don't
know these resources.
We spent hours for creating and translating this help, whatever it is
thought to be very very outdated(i don't agree) as i said it has all
the stuff and it is a gold mine. We may serve and use it better i

If I understand correctly, the wiki, main site, blog, ask site, forum,
extensions, templates, etc... are all standardized on CC-BY-SA 3.0
(and most userguides are CC-BY-SA-compatible), however the help wiki
is LGPLv3, so it's only directly compatible with the code of

Does the help wiki need to be LGPLv3 because of the way it's combined
with the binaries we ship, or is the license merely a vestige of its

If we were able to make the online help available under the same
license as the rest of our non-code content, that could allow much
greater sharing of information between sites. For example, on the Ask
site user 'JohnSUN' provides some very detailed images in his answers
that could be beneficial to include in our documentation:

Some of the images are even animated, annotated GIFs:

And he also has a lot to share on macros:


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