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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ooo-myspell at apache-extras.org
Date Sat, 24 Sep 2011 21:26:32 GMT
2011/9/24 Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@openoffice.org>

>
> 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.
>
>
+1. To distribute a word processor without a working spell checker will be
something really close to a suicide for the project. Solving this issue as
soon as possible is a must, I think.
Cheers
Ricardo

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