[CentOS-devel] RPM of BrOffice.org

Tru Huynh tru at centos.org
Thu Mar 26 12:14:21 UTC 2009

Hi Claudio,

Thanks for the info.

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:58:20PM +0100, Claudio F Filho wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Hi
> The result is that all user (win, mac or linux) that use a program
> 'OpenOffice*' (can be "Open Office", "OpenOffice" or "OpenOffice.org"),
> by interpretation of INPI, is breaking the copyrights of owner of the
> brand. So, by determination of Federal Government, is denied the use of
> "OpenOffice*", and the official option is BrOffice.org. To protect our
> devels and users, we created a NGO (with the same name) and registered
> the brand 'BrOffice.org' saving our necks (and of our users) of juridic
> problems.
Does that also mean that all the commercial linux distributions
sold in Brazil have a custom made OpenOffice.org ?
> In 2006, i spoke with Rene Engelhard, lead of OOo team in Debian, about
> our problem and he created a "semi" meta-package[2] of Broo in him distro.
> Why "semi" meta-pkg? Because this pkg depends of OOo pkgs and have more
> the files and changes of name and images (splash, about, etc), with ~3.8Mb.
> [2]http://packages.debian.org/sid/broffice.org
> Today, for brazilian users that uses Debian haven't legal problems, and
> what Thiago (and me) wishes is extend this legal situation to brazilian
> users of CentOS.

imho, that should be pushed upstream...

Tru Huynh (mirrors, CentOS-3 i386/x86_64 Package Maintenance)
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