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bug #29884: OpenOffice.org has non-free components

Submitted by:  Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Submitted on:  Fri May 14 19:04:35 2010  
Category: gNewSense 3Severity: 5 - Blocker
Item Group: All architecturesStatus: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Open/Closed: Closed

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Wed Dec 19 20:48:22 2012, comment #8:

This was fixed in Parkes some time ago.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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Mon Mar 12 19:04:00 2012, comment #7:

Squeeze's OpenOffice.org has scandoc.pl. The included Boost version (1.39.0) is free.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon Aug 1 10:58:59 2011, comment #6:

Boost 1.30, which is included in Debian Lenny's OpenOffice.org, falls under Artistic License 1.0. That license is not FSF-free.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri Jul 29 14:48:40 2011, comment #5:

The license for boost is FSF-free (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html). Does this not mean that gNewSense metad's OOo is FSF-free then?

Adam Saunders <asaun>
Mon Jan 17 20:57:30 2011, comment #4:

This was also a problem for deltah, but I fixed that. It's best to patch the distro's package, to get the best OS integration and security fixes.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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Sat Jan 15 15:26:58 2011, comment #3:

Is this also a problem for gNewSense deltah? Should I replace OpenOffice.org with an alternative?

Adam Saunders <asaun>
Tue Sep 7 14:24:37 2010, comment #2:

boost-1.30.2 is present in metad OpenOffice.org source. There's no src_extensions tarball or directory, so I assume it doesn't contain scandoc.pl.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri May 14 19:05:38 2010, comment #1:

I haven't checked these claims for metad yet, hence "need info".

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri May 14 19:04:35 2010, original submission:

Reported on the gnu-linux-libre list [1]:

Also, a go-oo folk told me -in a very vague way that needs a deeper look- that even the go-oo version isn't fully free, just "freer". It seems to include at least a binary only library -which they told me is free, but they are lazy to cross compile-, several language tools -hypenation filters and such- with bogus licenses and some other minor things.

Two pieces in OOO under the Artistic license:

openoffice.org-l10n_3.1.1.orig.tar.gz/ openoffice.org-3.1.1/ ooo-build/ src/ Oo_3.1.1rc2_20090820_src_extensions.tar.bz2.dfsg/ OOO310_m19/
tomcat/ download/ jakarta-tomcat-5.0.30-src.tar.gz/ jakarta-tomcat-5.0.30-src/ jakarta-tomcat-connectors/ scandoc/ scandoc.pl

The source can be found here:

openoffice.org_3.1.1.orig.tar.gz/ openoffice.org-3.1.1/ ooo-build/ src/ OOo_3.1.1rc2_20090820_src_core.tar.bz2.dfsg/ OOO310_m19/ boost/ download/ boost-1.30.2.tar.gz/ boost-1.30.2/ libs/ graph/ LICENSE

Although the license for the Boost libraries seems to be different for current versions: http://www.boost.org/users/license.html (fossology confirms the new license to be that one for all files).

[1] http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/gnu-linux-libre/2010-05/msg00007.html

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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