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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: licensing question
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:37:18 GMT
Hey Steve,

On Aug 1, 2012, at 11:08 AM, Steven Bethard wrote:

> On Aug 1, 2012, at 11:57 AM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:
>> +1 to making OpenNLP better and eating the ASF dogfood, great response Jörn.
> 
> Also +1 on implementing the Berkeley parsing model in OpenNLP, but practically speaking,
that's a *ton* of work and I don't think anyone is going to do that any time soon. Jörn,
please correct me if I'm wrong.
> 
> What would Apache think about setting things up so that by default the OpenNLP parser
was used, but making it easy to substitute the Berkeley parser if a downstream user wants
to (and can accept the license requirements, and can add the dependency, etc.)?

If the OpenNLP parser is set by default but a user can change if they want to LGPL, that's
fine I think. Just as long
as the LGPL dep isn't the default, and/or something that a downstream user "really" wants
all the time. In that case,
e.g., if 98% of your users just throw out the OpenNLP thing and automatically switch to the
Berkeley one, then 
we'd probably have to address that. 

But sounds good for now.

Cheers,
Chris

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