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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 17:04:36 GMT
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.

Regards 
Mathias

Am 24.11.2011 um 15:57 schrieb Ariel Constenla-Haile <arielch@apache.org>:

> 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
> 
> Regards
> -- 
> Ariel Constenla-Haile
> La Plata, Argentina

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