Installing software on Clerk's computer?

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tubaloth
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Installing software on Clerk's computer?

Postby tubaloth » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:41 pm

The clerks computer we have came installed with some open source word processor and excel. Its not word or excel I don't even know the name of it.
It works fine. (If I need to do anything more detailed I just do it on my home PC which has Word and Excel).

In cleaning up I found a copy of Office 2007. I don't have it installed on any PC currently.
Can I install this office (word and excel) on the clerks computer? Pretty much donate it to the church?

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Re: Installing software on Clerk's computer?

Postby aebrown » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:30 pm

tubaloth wrote:In cleaning up I found a copy of Office 2007. I don't have it installed on any PC currently.
Can I install this office (word and excel) on the clerks computer? Pretty much donate it to the church?

You can't "pretty much" donate it to the Church. Only a totally complete, permanent transfer of license is acceptable. But before you can do that you have to make sure that there is a clear, full license. It can't be a version that was upgraded and someone else is using the upgraded license.

But as long as you meet all those conditions, it can be okay to donate software.

Then there's the question of installing nonstandard software. The standard office suite is Libre Office (or Open Office). Anything else would have to be approved by the stake technology specialist, who can get approval from the stake president as needed.

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Re: Installing software on Clerk's computer?

Postby russellhltn » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:11 pm

It would be worth reading Other Software and Tools. In addition to the points already made, the license information should be sent to CHQ so they have it on record.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Installing software on Clerk's computer?

Postby tubaloth » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:05 pm

russellhltn wrote:It would be worth reading Other Software and Tools. In addition to the points already made, the license information should be sent to CHQ so they have it on record.


From that link

There is no prohibition against purchasing third-party applications or receiving donations of software, as long as the unit adheres to the license agreements and keeps physical copies of the license certificates in the clerk’s office. In the case of donated software, the donor must provide the software license certificate and confirmation that they have either uninstalled the software from or have never installed it on other computers.

This is all I'm doing.

If it's office for Home, maybe that isn't for church use?(Does church fall under home or commercial use).

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Re: Installing software on Clerk's computer?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:34 am

tubaloth wrote:Does church fall under home or commercial use.

You'll have to read the ULA, but I tend to doubt if church falls under "home" use.
Have you searched the Wiki?

Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Installing software on Clerk's computer?

Postby rolandc » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:25 am

Search some of my previous post to find the correct version and where to buy it, its really cheap too. around 70 dollars
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