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From Mathias Bauer <mathias_ba...@gmx.net>
Subject Re: GPL'd dictionaries (was Re: ftp.services.openoffice.org?)
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2011 19:04:00 GMT

Am 24.11.2011 um 19:50 schrieb Pedro Giffuni <pfg@apache.org>:

> Hi Mathias;
> 
> I wondered the same when I suggested they should be treated
> as documentation, and still it classifies as weak copyleft.
> 
> --- On Thu, 11/24/11, Mathias Bauer <mathias_bauer@gmx.net> 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.
>> 
> 
> You mean like just tar them all and put them with the binary
> release?

Yes. Even packaging as extension and deploying these packages as part of a binary release
does not look fundamentally different than bundling a library.

Regards,
Mathias

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