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From tobr...@transolutions.net (O'brien, Tim)
Subject Re: DoubleMetaphone Implementation
Date Tue, 03 Jun 2003 19:57:19 GMT
On Tue, 2003-06-03 at 14:07, Benjamin Walstrum wrote:
> I have been in contact with Lawrence Philips who has
> assured me that his code is in the public domain, and
> is therefore completely available, eliminating any
> legal difficulties related to the DoubleMetaphone
> implementation.

I also wrote him a quick email, he gave me the same assurances.  Submit
you code to Bugzilla, and I'll make sure the patch is applied posthaste.

Tim


> 
> Let me know if (and how) to proceed.
> 
> Ben
> 
> > 
> > Ben, thanks for the contribution.  We did have a
> > DoubleMetaphone
> > implementation available before the 1.1 release, but
> > it was removed from
> > the repository because of licensing questions
> > relating to the fact that
> > the code submitted was ported from a CPAN module
> > covered under the Perl
> > Artistic License.
> > 
> > In this case, the file Dmetaph.cpp is Copyright
> > 1998, 1999 Lawrence
> > Philips, and there I can find no mention of what
> > terms this code falls
> > under.  It may be wise to get the permission of the
> > original author. 
> > I'm interested in this as I found DoubleMetaphone to
> > be a useful
> > algorithm.
> > 
> > Tim
> 
> 
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