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From Pedro Giffuni <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: GPL'd dictionaries (was Re: ftp.services.openoffice.org?)
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:36:31 GMT
Hi Ariel;

If the comment on the Wiki has been approved by Apache
legal and not just an interpretation you guys are right.

I tend to be pretty strict in this type of issues so
please excuse me for scaring you all ;-).

Pedro.

--- On Thu, 11/24/11, Ariel Constenla-Haile <arielch@apache.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 06:29:42AM
> -0800, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> > Hunspell is still the main spellchecker in AOO but we
> > cannot ship the italian dictionary and even the MPL
> > dictionaries have to be removed from the repository.
> > 
> > > Exactly, what do you mean by saying "You can go
> ahead and
> > > kill hunspell from the tree"?
> > > 
> > We are not allowed to ship copyleft (strong or weak)
> in
> > source releases so the same rules about not
> download+patching
> > copyleft apply to hunspell.
> > 
> > Unless I misunderstood something?
> 
> https://cwiki.apache.org/OOOUSERS/ipclearance.html
> Task 1: Clarify legal usage of Category B (eg MPL)
> libraries
> 
> Binary builds of libraries can be shipped with binary
> release of AOO.
> Source code of libraries can remain on an Apache server but
> (like
> ext_sources of old OOo.)
> BUT 
> *  source code of libraries is not shipped in a source
> release of AOO
> *  instead it can be downloaded and built during
> bootstrap, but only when
>    developer uses a configure option that is
> off by default
> 
> [end of quote]
> 
> that's why rev. 1204995
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1204995
> introduces:
> --enable-hunspell - off by default
> --enable-hyphen   - off by default
> 
> 
> * Category B sources are not included
> * Using system/building Category B libraries is off by
> default
> 
> Regards
> -- 
> Ariel Constenla-Haile
> La Plata, Argentina
> 

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