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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: OpenOffice most annoying bugs
Date Sat, 03 Sep 2011 10:24:20 GMT
Am 09/03/2011 05:11 AM, schrieb Pedro F. Giffuni:
>
> --- On Fri, 9/2/11, Rob Weir<robweir@apache.org>  wrote:
>
>>
>> Is it worth contacting the authors of these dictionaries to
>> see if they would consider giving it a license we can use?

Simply +1.

Deleting something is easy. However, just asking could help to keep some 
diversity.

> My standard boilerplate reply was:
>
> "Please note that we will not receive contributions under
> copyleft licenses anymore. We recommend Apache License 2.0
> to be consistent with the rest of the suite."
>
> I do think that having their dictionaries in OOo is a
> good motivation for them to adopt a less restrictive
> license.
>
> The issue here, however, is that we may want to rethink
> if we will be carrying dictionaries at all: hunspell
> is copyleft.

IMHO we had some discussions about how to continue the spell checker. 
But I cannot remember where it was.

Marcus

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