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Re: Bug#596511: ITP: simon -- Open source speech recognition

Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> writes:

> Peter Grasch, le Tue 14 Sep 2010 22:22:42 +0200, a écrit :
>> I haven't really thought about it but the license shouldn't be an issue 
>> afaik.
>> This topic has come up multiple times already but have a look at theses 
>> discussions on why I think this should be ok:
>> Comment section: http://lwn.net/Articles/348361/
> « The HTK is, strictly speaking, no dependency of simon. It extends
> simon functionality: Without it is not possible to create speech mdoels
> but you can still use existing ones. »
> And can you modify one?  I guess you can't.  That's an issue.

Quoting further: "All HTK specific code is bundeled in the
simonspeechcompilation library (in one class) which could easily be
replaced by a GPL replacement - if there were any."

Peter, have you prepared a source *.deb yet?  It would be interesting to
look at the code to understand how critical the non-free component is.


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