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Re: I'm working in the I18n thing

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-04-02 05:08:04 CEST

On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 09:14:09PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Localization of text messages is actually important to the Chicago
> developers too; we'd like to work with you on this if possible. I'd
> just like to see some more discussion about on the list about this,
> rather than a humongous patch.
> For example:
> * is it definitely safe to use gettext? it looks like that is what your
> patch is doing. My impression from the other thread is that libintl
> (the runtime library) is LGPL, which is fine, while the compile-time
> tools are GPL, which is also fine. Does everyone agree about this? Is
> there no controversy? Is the research "closed" on this?

I think it's safe to use gettext from the licensing perspective based on
the text in the other thread. The compile-time tools being GPL isn't a
problem. This is really no different than gcc (tools are GPL, libs are

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
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