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From Gianluca Turconi <>
Subject How to provide Linguistic Tools replacements after the removal of GPL'd modules
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:16:48 GMT
This message, as Andre Fischer suggested in the thread "GPL'd
dictionaries", is a separated discussion in order to find a final
consensus about how to provide Linguistic Tools replacements after the
removal of GPL'd modules.

The solutions that were suggested (though without volunteers' manpower
to implement them ;-) are:

a) download the extension (assuming that the right locale can be
detected) automatically from the extension repository during

b) as last step of the installation, pop up a web page that, among
other things, tells the user that there is a dictionary extension that
can be installed and what its license is;

c) let the user know that there is one (or multiple) linguistic tools
pack extension for his/her native language when the main AOO binary is

d) to consider the distribution and inclusion of GPL'd Linguistic Tools
as 'mere aggregation" according to GPL.

Point d) needs legal endorsement from Apache, of course.

IMO, in a transition phase, point c) is the easiest one.

In the long run, point d), if legally doable, is the better one.


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