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Re: OpenOffice

On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Simon Hogg wrote:

> Hi,
> While I haven't yet got through bootstrap, it is possible to get a little
> closer at least.
> This (gpc) was recently discussed in the discuss mailing list at
> www.OpenOffice.org. The problem is that gpc isn't actually included with the
> OO.o source and has to be downloaded from somewhere else (Kevin B. Hendricks
> has put up a copy at http://crunch.ivey.uwo.ca/khendricks/openoffice/src
> called gpc231.tar.Z because the original site disappeared). Unzipping this,
> putting gpc.[ch] in the oo_src/external/gpc/ and running bootstrap should get
> you past this.

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Project:   Generic Polygon Clipper

           A new algorithm for calculating the difference, intersection,
           exclusive-or or union of arbitrary polygon sets.

File:      gpc.c
Author:    Alan Murta (email: gpc@cs.man.ac.uk)
Version:   2.31
Date:      4th June 1999

Copyright: (C) 1997-1999, Advanced Interfaces Group,
           University of Manchester.

           This software is free for non-commercial use. It may be copied,
           modified, and redistributed provided that this copyright notice
           is preserved on all copies. The intellectual property rights of
           the algorithms used reside with the University of Manchester
           Advanced Interfaces Group.

           You may not use this software, in whole or in part, in support
           of any commercial product without the express consent of the

           There is no warranty or other guarantee of fitness of this
           software for any purpose. It is provided solely "as is".

<--  snip  -->

This seems to be incompatible with the GPL and you have to resolve this
before you can build a package of OO (tjis is only one of the many
problems you have when you try to package OO...).

> HTH,
> Simon



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