[Pkg-ime-devel] RFS: scim-waitzar, libwaitzar (re-submission) Attn: Paul Wise

S'orlok Reaves sorlok_reaves at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 20 14:12:53 UTC 2009


> I guess so, no idea where the various jurisdictions stand
> on that. I'd
> err on the side of caution and say that they were/are
> derivative works
> of the fonts they are from. What role to they have in
Makes sense. I've removed the myanmar3 xml files from the repository, and changed the names of the "padauk" and "bitstream vera" xml files to avoid name clashes (part of the derivative works clause). 

> Cool. Did you embed any fonts in the PDF, which ones and
> what licenses?
I embedded Padauk (for the Burmese text) and Bitstream Vera Sans (for those viewing the pdf in Windows). Bitstream Vera has its own license (also included) which allows almost unlimited re-distribution, and Padauk is OFL.

I've also added this information to "copyright".

> > 1) Generating Myanmar.model at run-time is not
> appropriate, and way outside the scope
> > of a romanisation library.
> What about at package build time?

Terribly sorry, that was a typo on my part. I meant to say "Generating Myanmar.model at *package build time* is not appropriate and way outside the scope of a romanisation library." 

> My view of 'source' is a bit complicated but is
> based on the desire
> for equality between upstream and any users of their
> software.

Actually, I'm pretty comfortable with your approach to "source". In that sense, "MyanmarList_v2.txt" (in libwaitzar's repository) is the definitive source for the romanisation.

Given "MyanmarList_v2.txt" and the relevant documentation, an independent developer can correct any minor errors in the model (Myanmar.model) simply by using a text editor.

If a third-party developer wants to create their own Myanmar.model, then they will need their own language model software. (For example, they might use weighted-difference pruning). Again, MyanmarList_v2.txt gives them everything they need.

That's my basic rationale; please tell me if it fits with your view of source.

> I'm at LCA so I don't have time right now for much
> more than this
> mail, may take a look later in the week.
Have a good conference! I know I've been sending a lot of emails to the list lately, but I want to let you know that I really appreciate your time and comments. I certainly don't take you guys for granted. :)



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