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Misuse of OOoLight name, license, and author
« on: May 05, 2011, 11:20:34 pm »

I recently found  Vectorlinux started to provide OOoLight. That's a great new for EducOOo, and we really appreciate. Nevertheless, there are several issues :

As described in your slack-desc files, (for example) here :
OOoLight-core: OOoLight-core ( Core libraries and backend for the OOoLight office suite)
OOoLight-core: OOoLight-core is an optimized and stipped down version of the
OOoLight-core: office suite. This version includes the following components ONLY
OOoLight-core: [ writer, calc, impress, math, and draw ]

the following fields are wrong :

OOoLight-core: License: GNU GPL v3
OOoLight-core: Authors: The education project
OOoLight-core: Website:


  • the license of OOoLight is LGPL v3 (not GPL as you mentioned)
  • OOoLight is a trademarked name, owned by EducOOo  (a non profit association ) -> see
  • is not the main OOoLight site, but

More information :

The most simple way to fix all those issues, is to contact us directly, e.g. either on IRC ( #ooo4Kids server :, or by email (please use : contact at educoo dot org )

Thanks in advance for your cooperation,
Eric Bachard
« Last Edit: May 05, 2011, 11:25:25 pm by ericb »


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Re: Misuse of OOoLight name, license, and author
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2011, 12:31:25 am »
Hi Eric.
Sorry for the misinformation. It is being corrected as I write this.
The following information will be used in the correction....
 License: GNU LGPL-v3
 Authors: EducOOo

If you need additional / different info, just indicate what is desired on this thread.
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Re: Misuse of OOoLight name, license, and author
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2011, 01:55:00 am »
Thank you very much for the correction !

Everything looks ok to me now  :)

If you need further information about OOoLight build/packaging, or the code, or anything else, feel free to ask either by email or directly on our IRC channel : #ooo4Kids ( We'll do our best to answer and help you.

Last but not least, we got a partners page ( in french at the moment, but will be translated soon), and if you are intertested, please contact us.