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openoffice.org-suite.com

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:22 am
by lewis
Does anybody else have a problem with this:
openoffice.org-suite.com

Note that you have to pay to become a member before you can download.

I recommended Oo.o to a friend, but I just found out he got suckered by these guys. :evil:

My questions...
Legally:
Do they comply with the license?
Is there a trademark breach?

Ethically:
Are they contributing anything back?

I notice they're not listed here:
http://bizdev.openoffice.org/consultants.html

Re: openoffice.org-suite.com

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:27 am
by Caracalla
There's already several threads on this site. Bottom line seems to be that what they are doing in, strictly speaking, legal. If extremely underhanded.

Re: openoffice.org-suite.com

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:30 am
by Hagar Delest

Re: openoffice.org-suite.com

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:00 pm
by lewis
apologies for the repost, search chokes on the dotted string.

Re: openoffice.org-suite.com

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:11 pm
by lewis
whois says:
Registrant:
Brown, Brendon
ATTN: ORG-SUITE.COM
c/o Network Solutions
P.O. Box 447
Herndon, VA. 20172-0447

How many Brendon Browns on the planet, might as well be bob smith.