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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Release 4.2: General Topics
Date Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:23:19 GMT
Don Lewis wrote:
> I forgot to mention that the PDF Import extension is somewhat
> problematic to distribute.  It relies on poppler, which has a GPLv2
> license.

Yes, this was the reason for removing the extension from the OpenOffice 
installers back at the time. We do bundle GPL dictionaries though, 
thanks to which took a 
long discussion but gave good results. If one is determined to bundle 
PDF Import again, then I would first try to obtain an opinion from legal 
to understand how much code must be rewritten/adapted.


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