LibreOffice Math can be used as a plugin for commercial application? Can or cannot?

LibreOffice Math can be used as a plugin for commercial application? Can or cannot?

LibreOffice Math has been a viable solution to produce beautiful math formulas in the desktop environment. Is there a component that can be used as a stable plugin in a commercial website (distance learning assessment module)? If this is the case, what would be the license fee or donation requirement associated with such a usage of LibreOffice Math (plugin component)? Would LibreOffice Math staff take on project like this to create such a component for a fee? Others can use such component in the future, too.

If LibreOffice Math is not a right fit, any suggestions?

Regina, this is extremely helpful. I don’t know enough in this area. You have set me on the right path. Thank you so much!

As fas as I know, there is no way to get the Math module without the other modules, so you would need a running LibreOffice in the background. You can use LibreOffice in server-mode. But that goes beyond the answers that you can expect from the “Ask”-forum. You should use the developer IRC freenode #libreoffice-dev for that.

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The format, which is specified in ODF for Math formulas, is MathML. But LibreOffice adds it own “StarMath” string to it as annotation and uses this when reopening the file. Other applications will only read the MathML part.

I’m not sure whether LibreOffice Math is the best choice for you, because not all features of MathML are supported. Have you considered to use MathJax? Mozilla has a very good MathML support in its Composer. Have you already talked with Mozilla developers? Are you sure you will use MathML at all?

LibreOffice itself has not “stuff”. It is developed by volunteers and by developers of enterprises, where the enterprises pay the developer to work on LibreOffice. If you want to pay for a special feature, you need to get in contact with such an enterprise. You find some of them on Professional Support | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Based on OpenOffice - Compatible with Microsoft