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From "Pierrick Brihaye" <>
Subject Re: Announce : arabic Stemmer/Analyzer for Lucene
Date Sun, 28 Sep 2003 13:20:06 GMT

> We could put this in the Lucene sandbox CVS perhaps.

Why not ?

> Could you package
> it similarly to the other contributions there with a build file

Yes... but you'll have to wait :-)

> and
> convert your command-line tests to JUnit tests that run from the build
> file?

And also on this point. The 2 CLI programs are rather "demonstration"
programs than real test cases that could demonstrate the current pending

> I took a quick look and looks like you did a fair bit of work and have
> the ASL in the source files.

Yes... at least in the source files that are based on my own work.

> The question, though, is whether your
> basing it on GPL code is acceptable.  Did you copy code from it?

As I said, it is based on Tim's Buckwalter work : original Perl program as
well as those precious dictionary files.

> We can have no GPL code in Apache's CVS.

:-/ How can we do, so ? Shall I split the packages in two parts ? No
problems for the "Lucene bindings". But there could be one for the aramorph
package (java port of the original work), which is based on work originally
ruled by the GPL...



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