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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: GPL'd dictionaries (was Re: ftp.services.openoffice.org?)
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:21:40 GMT
On 11/24/11 3:57 PM, Ariel Constenla-Haile 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

thanks Ariel for the detailed info and references, that is identical 
with my understanding. I was too lazy too search the references again... 
Sorry!

Juergen

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