Re: ITP: php-recaptcha -- PHP interface to recaptcha.net
After you got me thinking a little more about who reCAPTCHA was and what
they were doing, I did some research. You're right that "we don't know"
what they're doing with all this digitized documents. Since Google
<http://mashable.com/2009/09/16/google-acquires-recaptcha/> it looks
like the partnership with the NY Times is either a way to monetize the
technology for Google or to demonstrate the commercial usefulness of it.
In any case, I was disappointed to read that despite using the Internet
Archive's data for generating CAPTCHAs they (apparently) did not feed
any of the corrections back to the Internet Archive
In this case, it makes sense to put this in non-free.
FWIW, I tried to look at other packages that depend on other services
Google provides (none of which have the source available) but it looks
like they're all in main (akonadi-kde-resource-googledata,
calendar-google-provider, libgdata*) or contrib (libgooglecharts-ruby).
Also, I'm pretty sure that that CiviCRM can be packaged with this as a