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Re: ITA: dict-gcide

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 05:24:48PM +0530, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> The copyright file lists that the copy of GCIDE is archived. I am not very sure 
> who the current upstream is and if this database is still actively maintained.

It is not.  Upstream abandoned GCIDE on the grounds that WordNet is a free
dictionary that is actively maintained, and so GCIDE was no longer necessary.
I feel that WordNet is of poor quality and largely inadequate, so I disagree.

> There have been many bugfixes to typos and definitions but I don't see a 
> debian/patches folder. Is Debian the only distribution packaging it now ?
> Currently there are 19 open bug reports against this package. If I intend to 
> fix them, where do I submit the patches ?

You don't.  You will be effectively maintaining a fork.  You might consider
changing the name.

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