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Is licensing required for isolated usage within an organization? [closed]

asked 2014-02-06 12:50:28 +0200

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updated 2015-05-27 13:26:14 +0200

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I am writing to find out whether or not special licensing needs to be obtained for use of this program on several computers at a single facility within a large organization. Any information that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


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answered 2014-02-07 17:55:53 +0200

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updated 2014-02-08 08:42:10 +0200

Short answer: You don't need to pay anything to use LibreOffice. You can use LibreOffice for any kind of use even commercial for free of charge.

Long answer (see endolith's answer):

But if you gonna migrate from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice specially in large organization, don't do it blindly, because you have a good chance to fail. Recommendations for large organizations (official white paper) - READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY:

Also a good migration sources to read:

There are large organizations that migrated successfully like German city Munich: and Italian Umbria: and Denmark Copenhagen: and French government: BUT BUT BUT there are also the ones with big fail (specially because migration was not taken serious enough) like German city Freiburg:

The whole point is in large organizations PLEASE DO NOT! migrate without preparing yourself.

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answered 2014-02-06 12:55:30 +0200

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A short look at will give you the answer that there is no license needed.

Have fun with LibO!

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