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2011/4/21 drew <>

On Thu, 2011-04-21 at 19:05 +0200, M Henri Day wrote:
2011/4/21 James Wilde <>

Just got this message in my inbox.  I wonder if sending him a note
LibO would be considered to be in breach of the comprehensive warning
at the


Begin forwarded message:

Date: April 20, 2011 15:34:31 GMT+02:00
To: "" <>
Subject: [users] Licensing Details


We are working and quoting for an upcoming a government opportunity,
which intent to supply around 500 desktops.

The suggested operating system would be Windows 7, and we would like
propose open office as an Office Suite for all the 500 desktops.

Request to share the details on licensing in case of any.

The Following components need to imply.

1.       Full version  and Perpetual use by client
2.       Patches and Support till the product is supported by

Looking forward to hear from you.

Thanks and  Regards,

Syed Saeed Ahmed, Senior Manager - IT Services and eGovernance, 3i
Infotech Ltd.
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Well, James, as I read that last paragraph above, Mr Ahmed requests those
who have «erroneously received» his posting to notify him in that event.
Thus I presume you are within your rights to contact him whether or no
receipt of the posting can be considered erroneous. As the paragraph does
not explicitly prohibit mentioning LibO in sucjh a notification, I also
presume that you would be within your rights to do so. The above, of
with the caveat that I am hardly an expert in Indian, Singaporean, Thai,
Malaysian, or UK legal practices....


That's all well and good - but - contacting him is simply _wrong_ IMO.

He asked a question on the users list, not LibreOffice.

To forward such a message here was wrong and such actions should NOT be


Drew Jensen

«It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a *difference of
opinion* that *makes horse races*.»


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