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From tobr...@transolutions.net (O'brien, Tim)
Subject RE: [codec] Re: DoubleMetaphone
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2003 16:28:14 GMT
DoubleMetaphone also seems to be a port of CPAN Test-DoubleMetaphone-0.05.
So, I think both of Kyle's contributions are covered under artistic license.


I believe that Perl Artistic section 3a covers this:
http://www.perl.com/pub/a/language/misc/Artistic.html, but in big bold red
letters, I am not a lawyer.  We do intend to modify the code.

--------
Tim O'Brien 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henri Yandell [mailto:bayard@generationjava.com] 
> Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 10:09 AM
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Cc: 'Kyle R . Burton'
> Subject: RE: [codec] Re: DoubleMetaphone
> 
> 
> 
> Big worry for code like this is to make sure the licencing 
> etc is okay. As even the cvs-sandbox is published code, 
> making sure that the ASF are not taking over ownership of 
> code without permission is important.
> 
> These seem okay. Nysiis and DoubleMetaphone are names of 
> algorithms and not trademarked terms. The Nysiis code was 
> originally a perl module [ie) artistic licence I assume, 
> which I'm pretty sure allows copying to an ASF licence].
> 
> DoubleMetaphone is a port from C++ code which was originally 
> published in C/C++ Users Journal.
> 
> If anyone thinks the licencing of these should be a worry, 
> feel free to pipe up.
> 
> Hen
> 
> On Mon, 3 Feb 2003, O'brien, Tim wrote:
> 
> > DoubleMetaphone and Nysiis have been committed.
> >
> > Kyle, thanks for the code.
> >
> > Here's a numbered list...
> >
> > 1. Thread Safety - All of the other encoders are thread 
> safe in that 
> > multiple threads can call encode on a single instance of the class.
> >
> > Since we intend codec to be in wide use, it might make 
> sense to move 
> > all implementations towards extreme thread safety.  I don't 
> think that 
> > Soundex is going to be used in the Arianne Sky Rocket or 
> life support, 
> > but something like Hex or Base64 could be.
> >
> > 2. DoubleMetaphone doesn't play nice with "maurice" and 
> "bryce" - I've 
> > put a bug into Bugzilla for this.
> >
> > --------
> > Tim O'Brien
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Henri Yandell [mailto:bayard@generationjava.com]
> > > Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 1:51 AM
> > > To: Jakarta Commons Developers List; Kyle R . Burton
> > > Subject: [codec] Re: DoubleMetaphone
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Just bouncing this email back to the list so it can go into the 
> > > submission queue for codec.
> > >
> > > Hen
> > >
> > > On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, Kyle R . Burton wrote:
> > >
> > > > I just came across the Codec commons project (we're 
> already using 
> > > > HttpClient where I work) while looking for a Base64 
> > > > encoder/decoder.
> > > >
> > > > While looking through the CVSweb, I noticed the Metaphone
> > > and SOUNDEX
> > > > implementations...I've done implementations of
> > > DoubleMetaphone (based
> > > > on public-domain code - I had permission from Ed Parrish to 
> > > > re-implement his code in Java), and Nysiis and would 
> like to offer 
> > > > them to this project.
> > > >
> > > > You can find them here:
> > > >
> > > >   http://www.bgw.org/projects/java/phonetic/
> > > >   http://www.bgw.org/projects/java/phonetic/DoubleMetaphone.java
> > > >   http://www.bgw.org/projects/java/phonetic/Nysiis.java
> > > >
> > > > I'm not currently on commons-dev, so please CC me directly with 
> > > > any discussion.
> > > >
> > > > Thank you for your time,
> > > > Kyle R. Burton
> > > >
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