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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <arie...@apache.org>
Subject Re: GPL'd dictionaries (was Re: ftp.services.openoffice.org?)
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:57:03 GMT
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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