Issue 104144 - Misspelling
Summary: Misspelling
Alias: None
Product: Infrastructure
Classification: Infrastructure
Component: Website general issues (show other issues)
Version: current
Hardware: Unknown All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2009-08-11 07:01 UTC by ecce_ego
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:33 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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2009-08-11 07:04 UTC, ecce_ego
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Description ecce_ego 2009-08-11 07:01:33 UTC
On the "Why" page at, in the last
section titled "and it's free", there are multiple misspellings of the word
"license", which has been misspelled as "licence". Now, if I were thinking of
using OO.o as my office suite, I would see that and think that it must not have
a spell cecker, so why bother? Seriously, it looks very, very, VERY bad to have
a misspelled word on a website, let alone on this one. Please correct this right
Comment 1 ecce_ego 2009-08-11 07:04:38 UTC
Created attachment 64060 [details]
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Comment 2 Martin Hollmichel 2009-08-11 11:35:16 UTC
As an non native english speaker I learned at school that "license" is American
English, "licence" is British English. I'm not sure whether British or American
English has been defined as official language, reassign to louis.
Comment 3 ecce_ego 2009-08-11 12:07:08 UTC
wtf? it might have been the queen's English two hundred years ago, but we run
things now.
Comment 4 john.mccreesh 2009-08-11 17:35:53 UTC
licence  noun

British English: do not confuse licence with license. Licence is a noun which
means 'a permit to do something' (a driving licence), whereas license is a verb
meaning 'give a permit to someone: allow something' (the loggers are licensed to
cut mahogany trees). 

In American English, both the noun and the verb are spelled license.
Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld 2009-08-12 13:12:30 UTC
On <> you see "License (LGPL v3)", nd
that spelling should be used on <>

I believe that misspelling is a minor problem, more serious are missing contact
information and Sitemap, deviant page design, ...
Comment 6 stx123 2011-03-23 16:21:57 UTC
Reset QA Contact to new default
Comment 7 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:33:29 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".