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t-thanks applel!

is this even legal?
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>>64118384
It certainly is.
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>>64118384
yes
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you can just google it and download it for free
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>tuh-thanks
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It's an official release.

It was done this way because when you download LO from their own website, there's a donation prompt, and the mac app store doesn't allow this.

https://www.collaboraoffice.com/community-en/libreoffice-vanilla-mac-app-store/

Note that apt / dnf / pacman don't prompt you to donate, either, but payment wasn't necessary.
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>>64118463
>being this proprietary
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>>64118463
Google docs is shit and only useful if you’re in high school
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did anything happen yet after the mascot vote
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>>64118384
on Windows:
> it's free

on Mac:
> $9.99

muh "open source is not evil" meme
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>>64118480
It’s still free on macos, reddit spacing
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>>64118480
what the fuck does open source have to do with applel pricing it at $10?
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stupid tax baka
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How about you be a professional and an adult and get office instead of shitty alternatives.
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>>64118491
Apple didn’t price it, do you understand how the App Store works?
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>>64118497
okay, what does it being open source have to do with libre document foundation or whatever pricing it? they can charge what they want
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>>64118480
>on Windows:
>> it's free
you are "free" to fork libreoffice and put it on the microsoft store for $10
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>>64118507
Im not the person who made that post you replied to, I was just saying Apple didn’t set that price
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>>64118384
Last time i checked you need a lot of money to put something in the apple appstore this is why more software in there is paid compared to windows store and google play. And yes this is legal GPL allows for this. Also if you are going to use some software regularly whether it is free or paid you should give money to the devs. Don't be a dick.
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>>64118480
Look at this please >>64118566
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>>64118566
>you need a lot of money to put something in the apple appstore
It's just $100/year, don't be a dick! Ask for donations!
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>>64118384
Even Stallman says you can charge for libre software as much as you can if you want.

What they did:
>take LO GPL'd code
>rebrand it as LO Vanilla
>license LO Vanilla under GPL
>charge $10 for LO Vanilla
>include LO Vanilla source code with the application
Basically you're paying $10 for the convenience of installing it through the App Store.
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>>64118645
Does apple allow asking for donations in the appstore?
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>>64118874
no. thats against appstore TOS
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>>64118384
What's wrong here?
If LO didn't do it themselves, they should have.
Donations requires more work for the user and this means it doesn't happen that often.
Putting a price on the app store makes it easier for normies to donate when installing it.
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I don't see the problem.
/g/ seriously underestimates the amount of people who will pay for something if it's easier to download from an app store than to get for free.
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>>64118832
Yes, I agree. But a lot of people, especially Mac OS X users, value convenience above all else.
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>>64118384
>first libby
>now can be bought on the apple store
what is going on with these people
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>>64118384
do they have to pay to have it listed there
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>>64118417
What in the hell happened to that guy
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>>64118496
this is an office suite, dumbass
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>>64118384
Yes. There is nothing in the open source licenses like GNU that says you cannot sell it for money.

In fact the only reason corporates don't adopt GPL is because it requires the CODES to be shared, not the final product.
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>>64119041
this
it's their store, and it's totally legal to sell free software
and they're not even trying to hide the fact it's free, the descriptions says you can get it for free
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>>64118384
top fucking kek
nice one apple..
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>>64119066
>That much backpedaling
Libbie shook them to the core
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>>64119066
>fucking up something as simple as an art contest
>trusting them with your documents
I'll stick with open office, thanks.
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>>64118384
It is free to download, but buying from the app store is just a way to donate.
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>>64118384
yes, if they give you the source code
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top fucking kek
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>>64118384
>>t-thanks applel!
>I'm so retarded that I think Apple put LibreOffice on the store
>I also not understand the GPL
A thread died for this
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>>64118384
who gets the moneys?
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iWork is better than libreoffice and completely free on macs.
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>>64122998
Apple actually gets 30% of that.
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If this software is GPL, then it's illegal to put in the Apple App Stores. IIRC, no additional restrictions may be applied to GPL-licensed software.
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>>64118432
>Collabora
>official
lel
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>>64118496
Or get iWork, which is better for macOS and free as in free beer.
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>>64118384
ms office would cost you 9.99 a month on applel os
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Yea it's legal to sell OSS, even though you can go to the source and get it for nothing. It's called a retard tax.
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>>64119072
ah yes, lets pay apple 10 dead presidents to do what you can do in 5 minutes for free via the libreoffice website

why doesn't it surprise me that mac users would pay apple to open a free .dmg file on their computer
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>>64118384
can not really see your problem here.
they even say that you can download it for free, this is just an option for them to make some money.
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>>64118384
>wonder why there's so little open source programs and substitutes for proprietary bloatware
>refuse to support programmers who make them
my almond has entered a state of full activation
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>>64124675
no
no no no
nnnnooooooooo

leave the thread

this is a private company trying to profit off another developers source code

BE GONE
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>>64119079
>>64119332
Libbie is a fucking inside job retards, the real conspiracy was that they discarded the parrot mascot in the preliminary vote because it was obvious it would win.
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>>64118416
Not even googling it. It includes a link to where you can get it for free
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Support the devs, freeloaders. We can afford the computer, we can afford the program.
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>>64118384
Yep, it is legal, GPL meant freedom of distribution, so you can sell it, or you can allow free downloads.
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>>64124838
Meh, I'd better make a patch.
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>>64124761
You are too stupid to understand the LibreOffice developers are the ones that uploaded the application to the App Store and set the price. You probably have an IQ in the double digits, and you should go back to /v/ or whatever shithole you came from.
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>>64118384
It's perfectly legal. They just have to provide you with the source code when you buy it.
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>"Libre Office Vanilla"

What is "Libre Office HARDCORE" like?
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>>64118473
It's not as advanced in some area, but the Google scripting behind it is quite powerful tho.
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OpenOffice > LibreOffice
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>>64122473
Saging for someone using a phrase that originated on 4chan?
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>>64125935
>the Google scripting behind it is quite powerful tho

You sound like you never made it past "hello world".

What the fuck does that even mean? lol my sides
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>libre
>10$
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>>64126970
Do you even know what libre means?
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>>64126959
You can use use google sheets as reliable sql server
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>>64126959
>he doesn't know
>>>/v/
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>>64118384
>recommended for users who want the convenience of installing from the App Store and getting automatic updates
Literally for retards too scared to leave Apple's walled garden and likely have no idea how to set their Mac to allow manual software installation. It's preying on the stupid and unethical, but certainly not illegal.
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>>64119097
Bought a Mac.
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>>64125602
no. this is someone else that stole the libreoffice source and is selling it. literally says on the domain that its not an official libreoffice release.
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>>64128367
>i got caught bullshitting
>better start memeing
kek
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>>64130799
>stole the libreoffice source
>stole foss software
>stole
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>>64118645
That's more expensive than releasing a game on Steam lmao
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>>64118384
Iae gringo
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>>64125905
Libre Office BDSM Latex - Shiny & Tight! Edition.
Only $69.69
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>>64118384
just...wow. I knew applefags were patsies but this is just over the top. do appletards even ponder the possibility of a world outside of the walled garden?
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>>64118384
I think this is pretty acceptable, since the code is GPL'd they can charge whatever they want... Also Applel has nothing to do with this price tag.
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>>64118384
who the fuck pays for open source? More specifically who the fuck pays for something that can be torrented
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>>64135572
you're mum




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