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From Pedro Giffuni <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: GPL'd dictionaries (was Re: ftp.services.openoffice.org?)
Date Fri, 25 Nov 2011 01:41:36 GMT

--- On Thu, 11/24/11, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> 
> This is the surest and easiest way forward. If you want to
> volunteer to
> implement an alternative approach then feel free to make a
> proposal for
> what you want to do.
>

Oh. I solved this issue already for PedroOffice. I will amuse
myself letting you implement your "surest and easiest"
proposal.

Pedro.



 
> >
> >> > I'd be very careful before assuming being
> discussed
> >> here qualifies for that exception is being
> discussed
> >> here.  I'm with Pedro on the prudence side.)
> >> >
> >>
> >
> > Now there are two issues that have got mixed up in
> this
> > thread:
> >
> > How we will support/use hunspell but likely also nss,
> > mozilla, rhino and saxon. Officially We can use the
> > binaries, and no one argues about that. I had doubts
> > about an optional script (configure) that will
> download
> > the sources, patches them and produces such binaries.
> > I saw this as a way to circumvent the restrictions on
> > copylefted code but I have since then agreed that
> this
> > can be something reasonable as long as this support
> is
> > optional (it is) and the code doesn't touch SVN (it
> > doesn't). On the long run I think there is also
> consensus
> > that we want replacements for these.
> >
> > The other issue is what to do about dictionaries. You
> > have been implying we can carry MPL code and by
> extension
> > dictionaries in SVN and that is simply false.
> >
> > AFAICT there are no more infringing MPL headers or
> code,
> > in SVN, are there? (I recall I removed nssrenam.h
> uglily
> > but I did it)
> >
> >> These questions were already raised, discussed and
> resolved
> >> many weeks ago.
> >>
> >
> > And these questions will continue to be raised,
> discussed,
> > and resolved many times until we graduate.
> >
> > Part of what I did in my previous job was prevent
> errors
> > from happening and that is what I do here now, but I
> would
> > really prefer to spend more time on the code.
> >
> > Pedro.
> >
> 

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