LibreOffice in Microsoft Store

LibreOffice, the top alternative to Microsoft Office, recently landed on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 devices. As expected, this is not the official app of LibreOffice from The Document Foundation.

In a tweet, the company told us that there is no official app of LibreOffice in the Microsoft Store but it may arrive soon. In another tweet, the company says that it may consider bringing LibreOffice to Microsoft Store but they first need to see if the distribution terms are compliant with their license.

As first reported by, an unknown developer quietly published the completely free productivity suite LibreOffice in the Microsoft Store with a $2.99 price tag. However, the $2.99 price tag is said to be used for donations only and you can download the full app for free.

As expected, this developer appears to be trying to make some money out of LibreOffice’s popularity. While LibreOffice is GPL and anyone has the right to sell it, they can’t call it LibreOffice or use the branding to dupe people.

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    The Store don’t change the license that you want use in your software.