[spambayes-dev] Re: [Spambayes] RV: I18N and L10N

Richie Hindle richie at entrian.com
Mon Nov 24 17:31:10 EST 2003

> No one here seems to have mentioned the GNU gettext project.

> IIRC, the GNU license is not compatible with the SpamBayes/PSF license.

> The GPL and the PSF license are compatible.

> Wouldn't it mean that we must release SB under the GPL?

I think that's a red herring.  I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm
wrong, but I believe Python's gettext support does not include any GNU
code.  It's a re-implementation of a subset of the GNU system in Python
(plus extra bits) and is PSF-licensed along with the rest of Python.
Certainly it ships with Python (unlike readline, for example).

Jens: I don't know anything about gettext apart from its existence 8-) and
the basic idea.  It would be fine for strings in source code (and was the
kind of job I meant when I said "any computer-literate person could
probably do 95% of [it]").  It certainly couldn't be used for the Windows
dialogs, and probably not for the HTML (or could it? - you seem to know
more about it than I do).

> ...a line in the FAQ on how to set the logging frequency...

I'll let one of the Outlook guys field that one - the Outlook plugin is
something else whose existence is pretty much the sum total of my
knowledge.  8-)

Richie Hindle
richie at entrian.com

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