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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ooo-myspell at apache-extras.org
Date Mon, 26 Sep 2011 23:20:55 GMT
On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 8:56 PM, Pedro F. Giffuni <giffunip@tutopia.com> wrote:
>
> --- On Sat, 9/24/11, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> ...
>>
>> HunSpell code is tri-licensed under GPL/LGPL/MPL.
>>
>
> That particular licensing scheme is rather weird: LGPL
> implies that it can become GPL so you could just say
> dual licensed LGPL/MPL, and then, once you make something
> pluggable, the GPL basically becomes unenforceable but
> let's not get into that right now ;).
>
>
>> If I understand corectly, Apache considers MPL 1.1 to be
>> "weak copyleft" and we have some limited ways (as a
>> binary of using it in our releases.
>>
>
> Yes we can. I am not sure what a company would think about
> it though: some lawyers are more strict than others. What
> does IBM use in Lotus Symphony?
>

We use an library from our LanguageWare project.  It is not open
source, unfortunately.

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/globalization/topics/languageware/

>>
>> Individual dictionaries, however, can have their own
>> license as you know.  So there may be some that we cannot
>> include in the release, but we can still point the user to.
>>
>
> It looks like we might have a bunch of them that we can
> relicense to AL2. We will have to wait for the SGA to know
> for sure but if it does happen, it is a nice treasure that
> we should take advantage of.
>
> Pedro.
>

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