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On Thu, 2012-08-16 at 09:00 -0800, Marc Grober wrote:
The latest from Florian in misspelled CAPS (which now brings us to the
fact that the devs have touched this bug some 8 times without ever
bothering to actually read it) - Bravo Florian, we read you 5 by 5:

        I've read it a couple of times over the years - and concluded that it's
a minefield: of licensing - bundling GPL pieces, of odd requests:
"please checkin this binary into your source code revision control", and

        It requires some real thought, research and unwinding to get it right.
It is not a trivial matter of "just shove XYZ file into your
distribution" - while that may work, it is not a sustainable way to
develop software.

        Please don't think that because your bug is not commented on that it is
not considered. In general I like to provide some positive input in bugs
rather than the above. As such, we need to find someone to do the hard
work to get the code provenance unwound, and grok the situation as to
what can be included and how.

        Since I don't have the time to do that now, and I know of no-one that
does, it looks set to continue to remain open; at least until someone is
motivated to do the necessary work. It looks just like a lot of other
nice-to-have features we want but can't yet resource.

        All the best,


--  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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