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

Submitter:  Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Submitted:  Fri 14 May 2010 07:04:35 PM UTC
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  5 - Blocker
Item Group:  All architectures Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  samgee
Open/Closed:  Closed
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Wed 19 Dec 2012 08:48:22 PM UTC, comment #8: 

This was fixed in Parkes some time ago.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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Mon 12 Mar 2012 07:04:00 PM UTC, comment #7: 

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

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Mon 01 Aug 2011 10:58:59 AM UTC, 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 Administrator
Fri 29 Jul 2011 02:48:40 PM UTC, 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 17 Jan 2011 08:57:30 PM UTC, 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>
Project Administrator
Sat 15 Jan 2011 03:26:58 PM UTC, comment #3: 

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

Adam Saunders <asaun>
Tue 07 Sep 2010 02:24:37 PM UTC, 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 Administrator
Fri 14 May 2010 07:05:38 PM UTC, comment #1: 

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

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Fri 14 May 2010 07:04:35 PM UTC, 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>
Project Administrator


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    2010-09-07 samgee StatusNeed Info Confirmed

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