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Why is a paid version of LibreOffice in the Microsoft store

asked 2018-07-23 02:56:25 +0200

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updated 2020-09-03 10:33:14 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Did a anybody see a paid version of LibreOffice in Microsoft Store? Please investigate this issue as it has been published by an unidentified publisher. Please see the image below. image description

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answered 2018-07-27 15:46:14 +0200

JBF gravatar image

It is not an official version:

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answered 2018-07-29 01:58:16 +0200

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Note that distributors ARE allowed to charge a reasonable fee to cover their costs and labour if they have duplicated media, etc

My daughter used to sell DVDs with Linux before the days of fast downloads, and that is entirely legal. She checked.

But this is very different - firstly it's MS who are covering the redistribution costs not the purported publisher and secondly someone redistributing free software (magazine cover disks for example) have to make it quite clear that they are not charging for the software itself.

In the Twitter feed (linked above) is a suggestion that LO publish an official copy in the MS app store. Free (as-in-zero-price of course). I support this suggestion very warmly

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