[Mageia-dev] stardict 3.0.3
grenoya at zarb.org
Mon Jan 30 22:31:28 CET 2012
> I keep updating URLs and SOURCEs - the initial bug-request was there
> https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3035 (I have reviewed
> initially 2,500 source-packages).
1) stardict does not appear in the list
2) why maintainers are not been contacted for all those problems ?
> So what do you think about the future of StarDICT? I was looking at
> the projects and I'm a little bit affraid of the licenses and patents.
> For example GoldenDict is said to support Babylon - and this can be
> problematic with patents.
For me StarDict is a dead project and I was looking for a successor.
There is no information on the "copyright infringement" and the tarball
that can be downloaded on the new site are exactly the same as the old
So the first possibility is: there was truly a copyright problem and
there is still (this may be proved in the future if the copyright owner
ask to close again the project) ; second possibility: there was no
copyright problem (but a more obscure one), but, still, the project is
not very active.
So if GoldenDict present, at this time, no license or patent problem and
is actively developed : it can be a better choice.
Import freeze for mageia 2 will be in march, so I think we have a little
time to think about it to choose the best solution for mageia 2 and test
it (bugs...) before release.
Let's take the week for discussion.
> you reviewed the dicts if they are legally used?
I checked for almost all dict : they are GPL or "Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike Licence (V3.0)". Just 1 as to be modified
(quick-deu-eng) or simply removed. I'll do that in the week.
I think url information may not be good, but I did not see the point of
rebuilding 200 packages just for that (taking into account the fact that
dictionaries are not code : they do not evolve).
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