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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Announce : arabic Stemmer/Analyzer for Lucene
Date Sun, 28 Sep 2003 13:48:12 GMT
On Sunday, September 28, 2003, at 09:20  AM, Pierrick Brihaye wrote:
>> 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...

Since you ported GPL code, aren't you required to GPL your version as 
well?  I'm not a lawyer and not clear on how this works.  You can use 
reflection to "link" to GPL code from Apache code, but I don't think 
you can directly import GPL'd packages (again, I'm not clear on this 

The safest bet is to just host what you've done on your own or at 
Sourceforge or  It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to have 
some type of repository of Lucene extensions hosted elsewhere anyway to 
solve the GPL issue.


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