Issue 75221 - License not user-readable
Summary: License not user-readable
Alias: None
Product: documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: templates (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2 RC2
Hardware: All All
: P5 (lowest) Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-03-08 04:36 UTC by towsonu2003
Modified: 2019-10-08 18:48 UTC (History)
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Description towsonu2003 2007-03-08 04:36:33 UTC
As a regular joe, the license used by the templates [1] [2] are totally unclear
to me. It would be nice if the license for the templates is clarified in a user
friendly way, at least by labeling them with a familiar license such as GPL,
LGPL, BSD, CC etc... 

This will also make it much easier for linux distros to distribute these
templates as packages (easy to install for end user => OOo more usable)
Comment 2 grsingleton 2007-03-08 14:03:25 UTC
Licences are certainly readable. See

All material supplied via is mostly PDL
with some LGPL submissions for anything that is editble. PDF and other
non-editable may  be licenced via Creative Commons. With respect to templates,
each template has its licence attribution embedded in Properties. 

As to linux distros, these are free to read the above page and decide whether or
not to include any or all materials provided by this project. 

So this is NOT a defect but rather a request for enchnancement and has been so
Comment 3 towsonu2003 2007-03-08 16:51:26 UTC
> With respect to templates,
> each template has its licence attribution embedded in Properties.

File > Properties? I tried  few, there is no such info in that menu. 

So assuming that templates are considered editable, there doesn't seem to be an
easy way to determine if the license for a specific template is PDL or LGPL
without looking at each and every template (which also seem not to work).  
Comment 4 Uwe Fischer 2007-08-06 12:47:08 UTC
assigning new owner
Comment 5 frank.thomas.peters 2007-10-02 09:37:00 UTC
I am currently cleaning up the doc website contents. 
Unfortunately, there is much material with ambiguous or no licensing specified. 
I will look into this.
Comment 6 frank.thomas.peters 2009-01-12 14:48:40 UTC
changed target
Comment 7 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:29:27 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".
Comment 8 oooforum (fr) 2019-10-08 18:36:08 UTC
All this is outdated.