Gypsies Hijack Open Office For Profit

Posted by lordpenguin on Sep 5, 2012 4:33 AM EDT
The Powerbase; By Dean Howell
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The Complaint

While browsing Reddit this morning, I came across an interesting post from user cyrus9020. His post can be viewed below, or at this link.

While there is certainly an interesting conversation attached to this post, there have been no attempts to investigate this site to completely satisfy this query. I couldn’t resist…

Original Reddit post:

I google open office and the first (paid) link is this: . It seems to be openoffice from the pictures but i looked at the terms part of the website and I found this: “You can download and use the software OpenOffice for this website totally free. However, you can not modify the software without permission.”. Wtf? this isn’t open source. I’m confused how they can legally do this. Can someone explain it to me.

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