[libvoikko] grammar checker checks

Francis Tyers ftyers at prompsit.com
Sat Sep 28 02:23:55 EEST 2013

El dv 27 de 09 de 2013 a les 23:41 +0300, en/na Sjur Moshagen va
> 27. sep. 2013 kl. 18:04 skrev Francis Tyers <ftyers at prompsit.com>:
> >> Eckhard Bick and I have discussed this at length today, and the
> >> conclusion is against changing the current CG-3 dual-licensing model
> >> (Commercial + GPLv3) at this time. Eckhard does not want to eclipse
> >> the commercial avenue by making CG-3 LGPL and/or MPL.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> If it was possible to grant LibreOffice an exclusive non-transferable
> >> license to use CG-3, Eckhard would be ok with that, but LibreOffice
> >> rejects that idea (I asked #libreoffice-dev). LO strongly requires all
> >> code going into LO Core to be at least dual-licensed LGPLv3 and MPL.
> > 
> > No problem, in any case, we will have that avenue open if the fomacg
> > stuff continues being developed. In fact, it would give more impetus. :)
> I don't see the issue with LO here. I mean - this would be a plugin, with a 
> separate code-base, not to be directly integrated with LO. So why is it not 
> ok to include code with a different license, as long as the license is 
> compatible with the libvoikko license (as opposed to the LO license)? It 
> might be that there are issues wrt the (lib)voikko license - but why 
> this LO license discussion?

It was related to the post by Harri suggesting that the use of CG or not
as the backend for grammar checking for Finnish might depend on the

Harri: "I really would like to do that at least for those checks that
could be implemented with a constraint grammar. But in the near future
that does not  seem to be possible. Here the license of vislcg3 is a
problem. Currently the Finnish grammar checker under its MPL/GPL/LGPL
tri-license could (in theory) be integrated into LibreOffice core but
vislcg3 can only be used in an extension."


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