May I use OpenOffice.org in
Is OpenOffice available in my
OpenOffice.org has been translated
(localized) into over 40 languages, so your
language probably is supported. Additionally,
here are over 70
dictionaries available for
languages, and dialects that do not have a
localized program interface. The dictionaries
are available from the OpenOffice.org
How can you make it for
A large share of the development, and much
of the support for the project, is currently
supplied or sponsored by Sun Microsystems.
There are also many other people who work
on OOo as volunteers.
What if I need technical
Read the section titled “How to get help” in
Chapter 1 (Introducting OpenOffice.org).
Who owns the software?
The copyright is shared by Sun Microsystems
and all the volunteers who have contributed.
Does that mean that they can
take away the software?
No. The licenses under which OOo is
developed and distributed can never be
revoked, so it cannot be taken away.
I am writing a software
May I use
programming code from
OpenOffice.org in my
You may, within the parameters set in the
LGPL. Read the license:
Why is my favorite feature
from StarOffice not available
That feature is probably a third-party add-on
that Sun cannot distribute with
Why do I need Java to run
OOo? Is it written in Java?
OpenOffice.org is not written in Java; it is
written in the C++ language. Java is one of
several languages that can be used to extend
OOo. The Java JDK/JRE is only required for
some features. The most notable one is the
HSQLDB relational database engine.
Note: Java is available at no cost. If you don't
want to use Java, you can still use nearly all
of the features of OOo.
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