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Microsoft SDK for Open XML Formats - can we distribute it to our customers? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    recently we have adapted our reporting engine for using Excel 2007 OpenXML document format (XLSX). It was relatively easy to do using SDK for Open XML Formats. Now we want to distribute it to our customers, and here is my question. Is it OK (legal) to install SDK along with our application? Could not find any info about it, even in SDK license.
    Thanks

    JJ
    Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:55 PM

Answers

  • old post, but might as well clarify (for the 2.0 version of the SDK):

     

    Distribution and requirement notes

     

    • Open XML SDK 2.0 is freely redistributable by any solution provider implementing the formats.
    • Office applications are not required to use the Open XML SDK 2.0, and no software purchase is required. Developers can freely use the Open XML SDK to build document processing solutions for Microsoft Office files and for other implementations of the IS29500 standard.

     

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ee441239


    Sven De Bont - MCAD/MCTS http://blog.sdbonline.com
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 1:50 PM

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  • I am also looking for the same.
    Friday, December 14, 2007 10:35 AM
  • old post, but might as well clarify (for the 2.0 version of the SDK):

     

    Distribution and requirement notes

     

    • Open XML SDK 2.0 is freely redistributable by any solution provider implementing the formats.
    • Office applications are not required to use the Open XML SDK 2.0, and no software purchase is required. Developers can freely use the Open XML SDK to build document processing solutions for Microsoft Office files and for other implementations of the IS29500 standard.

     

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ee441239


    Sven De Bont - MCAD/MCTS http://blog.sdbonline.com
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 1:50 PM