Domande e Risposte (FAQ)
- Cos'è NeoOffice?
- Ho dei problemi. Come posso ricevere aiuto?
- Posso copiare NeoOffice?
- NeoOffice is open source software. Aren't NeoOffice downloads required to be free?
- Perché usare la GPL piena?
- Where can I get the NeoOffice source code?
- Perché NeoOffice è separato da OpenOffice e LibreOffice?
NeoOffice è un insieme completo di applicazioni per l'ufficio per Mac OS X. Since 2003, the NeoOffice engineers - Patrick Luby and Ed Peterlin - have been continually adding improvements to NeoOffice that our Mac OS X users will not find in OpenOffice or LibreOffice such as:
- Mac OS X Gatekeeper
- Mac OS X Versions
- Mac OS X Full-Screen mode
- Significant speed improvements to the OpenOffice text layout, rendering, and printing code
- Native Mac OS X text highlighting
- Native file locking support for local and networked volumes
- Mac OS X Services support
- Native floating tool windows
- Codice Mac OS X estremamente stabile che viene usato giornalmente da migliaia di utilizzatori
NeoOffice non è perfetto. Per quanto noi cerchiamo in tutti i modi di far sì che NeoOffice sia privo di problemi e non termini in modo imprevisto, i nostri utenti trovano ancora nuovi problemi o nuovi casi che provocano un crash di NeoOffice. Per cui, se ti senti il bisogno di software che sia stato verificato pesantemente, ti raccomandiamo di utilizzare un prodtto supportato commercialmente come Microsoft Office o Apple iWork.
If you have any problems, a list of suggested steps for finding an answer for a problem as fast as possible is available on the NeoOffice Support page.
Sì. Poichè NeoOffice è ditribuito sotto la GNU General Public License (GPL), puoi copiarlo quanto volte tu voglia e passarlo a chiunque desideri.
Since providing user support consumes much of our funds, there are some restrictions on when you can use the NeoOffice trademark. So, if you are selling NeoOffice or distributing your own custom NeoOffice builds, you must comply with the NeoOffice CD Distribution and Trademark Usage policy.
No. Open source applies to the type of license used for the software's source code and NeoOffice's source code uses the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Selling download services for pre-built binaries is not a violation of the GPL. Apparently this misunderstanding of the GPL is so common GNU - the organization that wrote the GPL - clearly states that there is no such requirement in their GPL FAQ.
The GPL does require that anyone can access, modify, and redistribute source code and so, to ensure compliance with the GPL's source code requirements, we have always provided detailed instructions for accessing and building the NeoOffice source code are on the NeoOffice Build Instructions page.
The cost and time spent on NeoOffice is very large for Patrick and Ed - the Mac software engineers that have created all of the improvements in NeoOffice that are not in OpenOffice or LibreOffice. While many free software products such as OpenOffice and LibreOffice are funded by huge payments from large corporations such as Oracle and Novell, NeoOffice has no corporate sponsors. Without any corporate sponsors, Patrick and Ed must rely exclusively on payments from our users to continue implementing the latest Mac OS X features in NeoOffice.
Using the full GPL ensures that anyone has the right to use our GPL source code and create a better product. Funding and operating the NeoOffice project has always been difficult for us so we chose the GPL to ensure that if we are unable to fund or develop what users need, anyone who has the applicable engineering skills can create their own GPL office suite using our source code without having to invest a massive amount of time to redo the work that we have already done.
Essentially, by using the GPL we are trying to make it is as easy as possible for anyone in the open source community to create their own open source office suite. Our hope is that the open source community will someday find our source code useful and will use our source code to create new open source products for Mac OS X users.
Instructions for accessing and building the NeoOffice source code are on the NeoOffice Build Instructions page.
Nota che se modifichi una qualunque parte del codice di NeoOffice, devi rilasciare le tue modifiche sotto la GPL. In altre parole, non puoi fare modifiche proprietarie a NeoOffice e noi sosteniamo fermamente i termini della GPL contro chiunque non GPL-izzi le proprie modifiche.
The primary reason that we stay separate is that we believe that we have produced a more stable and better supported Mac OS X product than OpenOffice or LibreOffice.
Developing the NeoOffice code and supporting our users have required a massive amount of our time. Since neither OpenOffice nor LibreOffice have ever offered to fund our work and none of us can afford to work full time as volunteers, working within the OpenOffice or LibreOffice projects is not a feasible option for us.
So instead, many years ago we took the risk of funding our work solely through payments from our users. While payments from our users have not always fully funded our work, so far payments from our users have provided us with enough funding to ensure that at least one engineer is devoting all of their time to the NeoOffice project.