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From Andre Fischer>
Subject Re: GPL'd dictionaries (was Re:
Date Fri, 25 Nov 2011 09:38:11 GMT
Hi Mathias,

On 24.11.2011 18:04, Mathias Bauer 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.

When we are just packaging them, then why not just provide the ready 
made extensions and either bundle them or place them on the extension 
repository. Which, by the way, already contains more spell-checking 
extensions than the dictionaries module?


> Regards
> Mathias
> Am 24.11.2011 um 15:57 schrieb Ariel Constenla-Haile<>:
>> 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?
>> 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
>> 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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