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[Solved] Can I copy OpenOffice Gallery Images

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:32 am
by Ray H
Hi, I am crreating a website and would like to use some of the images from Open Office Gallery. Is this a copywrite issue?

Re: Can I copy OpenOffice Gallery Images

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:46 pm
by acknak
Greetings and welcome to the community forum!

This isn't a legal opinion, but as I understand it, (almost) every piece of OO is under the Apache license, which allows you to do just about anything you want. I believe the only requirements are that you acknowledge the source of the material and make available a copy of the Apache license. I can't say if the same requirements would apply to using only a small part of the OO material.

You can read about the license here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_License
http://www.apache.org/foundation/license-faq.html

I believe there is a mailing list to ask questions about using Apache-licensed material; check on the apache.org site.

So check what license applies to the material you want to use, and, of course, if you feel you need a reliable answer, buy a legal opinion from a qualified lawyer.

Re: Can I copy OpenOffice Gallery Images

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:26 am
by Ray H
Thanks for your warm greetings. I appreciate your time in replying to me.

You have given me good information which is about as far as you can go with this. At the end of the day you have to consult the license because this is why they were written. Unfortunately they were written by lawyers for legal reasons and simplicity is not in their dictionary. I think I know what to do but for legal reasons I cannot tell you.

Any reference to real people in this reply is pure coincidence no animals were harmed in replying to your reply.

You have to keep a sense of humor about this!

Re: [Solved] Can I copy OpenOffice Gallery Images

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:40 pm
by Alduin's Khajiit
sorry for butting in, but where is the AOO image gallery located? I don't see a menu for it

Re: [Solved] Can I copy OpenOffice Gallery Images

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:50 pm
by RoryOF
/Tools/ Gallery toggles it on/off