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Subject svn commit: r841897 - in /websites/staging/ooo-site/trunk: cgi-bin/ content/ content/why/other/compliance.html content/why/other/odf.html
Date Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:16:42 GMT
Author: buildbot
Date: Wed Dec 12 16:16:41 2012
New Revision: 841897

Log:
Staging update by buildbot for openofficeorg

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    websites/staging/ooo-site/trunk/content/why/other/compliance.html
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    websites/staging/ooo-site/trunk/cgi-bin/   (props changed)
    websites/staging/ooo-site/trunk/content/   (props changed)
    websites/staging/ooo-site/trunk/content/why/other/odf.html

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Added: websites/staging/ooo-site/trunk/content/why/other/compliance.html
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--- websites/staging/ooo-site/trunk/content/why/other/compliance.html (added)
+++ websites/staging/ooo-site/trunk/content/why/other/compliance.html Wed Dec 12 16:16:41
2012
@@ -0,0 +1,56 @@
+<!--#include virtual="/doctype.html" -->
+<html>
+<head>
+<link href="/css/ooo.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
+
+<title>Compliance Costs and the Apache License
</title>
+<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
+
+
+<!--#include virtual="/google-analytics.js" -->
+</head>
+<body>
+<!--#include virtual="/brand.html" -->
+  <div id="topbara">
+    <!--#include virtual="/topnav.html" -->
+    <div id="breadcrumbsa"><a href="/">home</a>&nbsp;&raquo;&nbsp;<a
href="/why/">why</a>&nbsp;&raquo;&nbsp;<a href="/why/other/">other</a></div>
+  </div>
+  <div id="clear"></div>
+  <!--#include virtual="/why/leftnav.html" -->
+  
+  <div id="content">
+    
+    <h1 class="title">Compliance Costs and the Apache License
</h1>
+    <h2 id="software-licence-compliance-costs">Software Licence Compliance Costs</h2>
+<p>The Business Software Alliance <a href="https://reporting.bsa.org/r/report/add.aspx?src=us">offers
cash rewards</a>, up to $1 million, to disgruntled employees who confidentially turn
in their employer (or ex-exployer) for software piracy.<br />
+They call this campaign, "Bust your Boss!"</p>
+<p>As you probably already know, you don't own commercial software in the same way
you own a chair or a desk.  You license the software from the vendor, and this license gives
you
+permission to use the software, under terms specified by the license.  These terms might
include how many users or PC's may access the software.  The terms might even include
+a clause allowing the vendor to audit your usage of the software.</p>
+<p>In order to avoid the expense and penalties of a BSA audit, companies institute
Software Asset Management (SAM) practices to ensure that their use of commercial software
complies
+with the applicable licenses.  These practices generally include employee education along
with the purchase of software to track licences and software use within the organization.</p>
+<p>The combined costs of these practices is the "cost of compliance" for using commercial
software.  It is an expense that does not make your organization more productive, does not
benefit
+your customers and adds nothing to the bottom line. It is purely risk mitigation.  Along
with licence, maintanence and training costs, it is one of the costs of working with commercial
+software.</p>
+<h2 id="open-source-compliance-costs">Open Source Compliance Costs</h2>
+<p>As opposed to commercial EULA-style software licenses, open source software have
licenses that explicitly permit free redistribution.  This reduces the cost of compliance
for many
+organizations.</p>
+<p>However, organizations that use open source software and also develop and distribute
their own proprietary software, can find themselves in trouble due to the viral nature (copyleft)
+of some open source licenses.  If one of your programmers inadvertently includes some copyleft
code into your proprietary product, you could be required to make the source code for
+your entire product freely available to the public.<br />
+</p>
+<p>This is not a theoretical concern.  As aggresively as the BSA, the Software Freedom
Law Center has <a href="http://www.softwarefreedom.org/news/2009/dec/14/busybox-gpl-lawsuit/">gone
after large corporations</a> for GPL licence violations, including 
+Westinghouse, Samsung and Best Buy.</p>
+<p>So the cost of compliance with copyleft code is as bad or even greater than the
use of proprietary software, since an organization risks being forced to make the source code
+for their proprietary product public and available for anyone to use, free of charge.  So
more employee education, more approval cycles, more audits, more worries and more risk.  This
+is the increased cost of compliance when copyleft software is brought into an organization.</p>
+<h2 id="advantages-of-the-apache-licence">Advantages of the Apache Licence</h2>
+<p>Not all open source licenses are copyleft licence.  Not all of them have that viral
quality that radically increases the risk for an organization.  A subset of open source licences,
+generally called "permissive" licences, are much friendly for corporate use.  These licences
include the MIT and BSD licences, as well as the <a href="http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0">Apache
Software Licence 2.0</a> that we use.</p>
+<p>Like other open source licences, the Apache Licence explicitly allows you to copy
and redistribute the covered product, without any licence fees or royalties.  But because
it is a
+permissive licence, it also allows you to prepare and distribute derivitive products, without
any requirement to make your own source code public.  So both BSA and SFLC risks
+are eliminated.  The cost of licence compliance is drastically reduced.</p>
+  </div>
+<!--#include virtual="/footer.html" -->
+</body>
+</html>

Modified: websites/staging/ooo-site/trunk/content/why/other/odf.html
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--- websites/staging/ooo-site/trunk/content/why/other/odf.html (original)
+++ websites/staging/ooo-site/trunk/content/why/other/odf.html Wed Dec 12 16:16:41 2012
@@ -26,9 +26,9 @@
 </p>
 
 <h2 id="does-this-look-familiar">Does this look familiar?</h2>
-<p>If you tried to open an ODF document, but you have no application installed that

-understands ODF then Windows gives you the above dialog box and offers to show you other
applications that could read ODF.</p>
-<p>If this happened to you, thenwe can help.  Apache OpenOffice is a free, open source
office suite that can read ODF documents, as well as Microsoft documents.</p>
+<p>When you try to open an ODF (Open Document Format) document, but you have no application
installed that 
+understands ODF then Windows gives you the above dialog box and offers to show you other
applications that can read ODF.</p>
+<p>If this happened to you, then we can help.  Apache OpenOffice is a free, open source
office suite that can read ODF documents, as well as Microsoft documents.</p>
 <h2 id="what-are-odf-documents">What are ODF documents?</h2>
 <p>ODF is an ISO Interational Standard format for office documents, created in 2006.
ODF files have the following file extensions:</p>
 <ul>
@@ -44,8 +44,8 @@ published by the non-profit Apache Softw
 ODF documents as well as documents from other common office software packages. It can be
downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.</p>
 <p>If you want to read more about Apache OpenOffice, you can look <a href="/why/">here</a>.</p>
 <h2 id="so-what-do-i-need-to-do-to-read-my-odf-document">So what do I need to do to
read my ODF document?</h2>
-<p><a href="/download">Download Apache OpenOffice</a> and install it on
your machine.  It only takes a few minutes to download and install. 
-Once you have it installed you will be able to read and write ODF documents. </p>
+<p><a href="/download">Download Apache OpenOffice</a> and install it on
your machine.  It only takes a few minutes to download and install.  Once you have it installed
you 
+will be able to read and write ODF documents. </p>
   </div>
 <!--#include virtual="/footer.html" -->
 </body>



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