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From Andy Brown <>
Subject Re: A first try to remove some copyleft components from the build
Date Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:50:54 GMT
Mathias Bauer wrote:
> On 18.07.2011 20:21, Mathias Bauer wrote:
>>> 1) xpdf (GPL'd) is a run dependency, this is linux/unix
>>> specific. PDFBox may be a replacement.
>> This component is used for the pdf import extension, not for OOo itself.
>> The pdf import extension is not built by default, there is a configure
>> switch to enable it in the build. In that case xpdf would be required. I
>> think that this already fulfils the legal requirements that building
>> lgpl code must be "opt-in". So as far as I can see, this is not a "to do".
> Giving it one more thought: it would be still a to do if we wanted to
> have a pdf import extension released by Apache. So perhaps a to do with
> minor priority.
> Regards,
> Mathias

If we do include the pdf import extension I would like to see it
rewritten to do a better job of importing.  I have seen to many post in
the forums about the way that it works.  My suggestion would be to drop
it completely.


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