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Am 25.04.2016 um 14:23 schrieb Michael Bauer:
I think the different licenses across products might be a problem.
But not an expert.
In comparison to the Apache Foundation the Document Foundation has no
particular open source license mentioned in our statutes. The Document
Liberation Project for example uses many different licenses across the
On the whole, I'm not sure if the packaging is actually the
biggest stumbling block for the end user
Well the ideal part is that somebody provides an pre-backed "Binary" /
but the actual installation/implementation. Some are very easy,
like Mozilla or LO, you just get the file and it either
auto-installs or you click it. Others, like Trados, you have to
find the folder for the dic file, you have to manually add (if it's
not bundled) the locale to an XML file ... and pray it works.
Others, like Chrome, you can't actually add a spellchecker for a
language that Google hates.
We actually cannot do anything about the different implementations.
But we could provide as easiest packages as possible.
Though perhaps if there was a central place on the web for all
these so there's a single place where devs could point their
software for grabbing Hunspell dictionaries that might make things
easier. I'd be all up for that but it would probably end up an
exercise in herding cats. Maybe forking existing dictionaries might
be worth considering, if the owners are either non-communicative or
If the maintainers are not responsive (or if the dictionary is
abandoned), we actually cannot do anything as long as we have no new
maintainer for a fork. If there is somebody willing to overtake the
development, then forking of that particular dictionary is indeed a
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