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From "O.Felka" <>
Subject Re: How to provide Linguistic Tools replacements after the removal of GPL'd modules
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:56:14 GMT
Am 30.11.2011 11:16, schrieb Gianluca Turconi:
> 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
> installation;
> 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
> downloaded.
> 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.
> Regards,
> Gianluca

 From a user point of view we can't only deliver an Office without 
solution d). Coming along with an Office without a "out of the box" 
spell checking is unprofessional.

Solution a) is not good because opening an internet connection at 
installation time without telling what's going on looks pretty insecure.

With b) I as a user would notice this as "nice to know" as I expect this 
to work out of the box and close the nag screen. And as a user I'm not 
interested in license stuff.

The same for c): Why should the user care because this should work out 
of the box.


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