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From "Eric Isakson" <Eric.Isak...@sas.com>
Subject RE: snowball analyzers in lucene jar?
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2003 21:33:58 GMT
I'm not a committer, so I don't know if my vote counts but could you answer a question for
me?

Lucene is governed by The Apache Software License, Version 1.1 
http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs/jakarta-lucene/LICENSE.txt?rev=1.1&content-type=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup

Snowball is governed by The BSD License
http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.html

Can you package the java code generated from snowball into the Lucene core given the legal
constraints of the licenses? I'm not a legal expert, but isn't the generated java code from
snowball governed by The BSD License? If it is, I'd vote that this code not be rolled into
the core lucene jars.

My project was orginally going to use the snowball stemmers, we dropped their use for other
reasons (to make a long story short, we decided not to do stemming). The ASL was already approved
by my legal department so I could redistribute Lucene. I never got around to discussing the
snowball stemmers with them since I had dropped their use and removed them from my redistribution.

Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Tucker [mailto:matt@jivesoftware.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 3:56 PM
To: Lucene Developers List
Subject: Re: snowball analyzers in lucene jar?


> Shall we take a vote?  Should the snowball analyzers be included in 
> the
> base lucene jar file, or should they continue to be packaged separately?

I would vote to add the Snowball analyzers to the core.

Regards,
Matt


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