[K12OSN] K12 Newb struggles
rowens at ptd.net
Mon Mar 26 21:09:35 UTC 2007
> >Why is StarOffice not included since it seems it has more bells and
> >whistles and from what I read it is FREE to education users?
> StarOffice is distributed by Sun. It's a commercial product from a
> commercial company. As such, there are restrictions on how it can be
> distributed--that is, you can only get it from Sun. There's no problem
> with YOU downloading it and using it on your system/server, but Sun doesn't
> allow anyone else to distribute it. Besides, as K12LTSP is a community
> effort, its software collection focuses on community-based projects. You
> have to think about 'free' in terms of speech, not price.
Plus, some people use K12LTSP for non-educational purposes. They do
this because it's one of the easiest ways to run LTSP--there is very
minimal setup involved.
More information about the K12OSN