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From "Pedro F. Giffuni" <giffu...@tutopia.com>
Subject Re: ooo-myspell at apache-extras.org
Date Sun, 25 Sep 2011 00:41:05 GMT
+1

I don't want to send Apache back to the spell checker in
OOo 2.x, and the LO guys have made a nice job creating
independent Hunspell+lang dictionaries already.

What I am doing with MySpell is just making sure it doesn't
disappear so that if someone needs an alternative he/she/them
won't have to start from scratch.

FWIW, today I made my first and final release :-P.

Pedro.

--- On Sat, 9/24/11, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
...
> On 22/09/2011 Pedro F. Giffuni
> wrote:
> > Hi Gianluca;
> > Is your work related to this version?
> > http://members.xoom.it/trasforma/ispell/
> > Just wondering if we have to contact them too.
> 
> Whatever this is, it is widely unrelated to the dictionary
> currently included in OpenOffice.org 3.3. The best starting
> point for it is http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/en/project/dict-it
> (note that the latest release is more recent than OOo 3.3
> and was supposed to be included in OOo 3.4 as expected to be
> released by Oracle).
> 
> The current version is GPL3 and it has a few copyright
> holders (including Gianluca and myself), but we are sure
> that some of the copyright holders will never give
> permission to relicense their work.
> 
> But we need to open, at due time, a dedicated discussion on
> writing aids before saying that GPL dictionaries cannot be
> used. Shipping an older Italian dictionary (or no Italian
> dictionary at all) would be a huge regression and it would
> definitely lead to users abandoning OpenOffice.org in
> scores, and to community members feeling frustrated because
> their work of years is removed from OpenOffice.org just for
> the stubbornness of one copyright holder opposing the
> license change.
> 
> Workarounds can surely be found (like OOo offering to
> download GPL dictionaries upon installation or first run)
> and I'd urge to consider them before risking to alienate
> entire native-lang communities.
> 
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
> 
> 

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