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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 18:50:08 GMT
Hi Mathias;

I wondered the same when I suggested they should be treated
as documentation, and still it classifies as weak copyleft.

--- On Thu, 11/24/11, Mathias Bauer <mathias_bauer@gmx.net> wrote:

> Just a dumb question: why do we think
> that the dicts are source code? At least those without
> patches are distributed without any treatment. We just
> package them. So where is the difference between an MPL
> library and an MPL .dic file? Just the extension and the
> encoding of its content.
> 

You mean like just tar them all and put them with the binary
release?

Pedro.

> Regards 
> Mathias
> 
> Am 24.11.2011 um 15:57 schrieb Ariel Constenla-Haile <arielch@apache.org>:
> 
> > 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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