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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Licensing Issue
Date Sat, 20 Jun 2015 23:07:12 GMT
Yes.  That does sound like a blocker as it stands.

Is there any prospect for relicensing?

Is the BerkeleyLM package suitable for pulling into the Joshua project so
that KenLM becomes an optional dependency?



On Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 3:50 PM, Lewis John Mcgibbney <
lewis.mcgibbney@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> I am looking for some advice here.
> We are currently in conversation about potentially transitioning the Joshua
> project [0] to the foundation. Our current conversation is ongoing at [1].
> From one of the key developers of Joshua, the following question has arose;
> There is an issue with an LGPL'd library for handling language models
> (KenLM
> <https://github.com/kpu/kenlm>). There is an alternative (BerkeleyLM), but
> it is not actively maintained any more and is not quite as good as KenLM in
> a few key respects. A quick glance at the incubator page suggests that this
> dependency would keep the project from becoming a full-fledged one. Can you
> comment on this?
> Thanks for any input folks
> Lewis
>
> [0] http://joshua-decoder.org/
> [1] https://github.com/joshua-decoder/joshua/issues/204
>
> --
> *Lewis*
>

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