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From "Jukka Zitting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (TIKA-6) Port Nutch (or better) MimeType detection system into Tika
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2007 16:08:31 GMT

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Jukka Zitting commented on TIKA-6:
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I don't think we can include the freedesktop.org.xml file in Tika. AFAIK the database originates
from http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/shared-mime-info and is distributed under the
GPL. What we can do instead is to provide a configuration option (with a reasonable default)
for a user to point Tika to the mime database file already available on a system. This way
we don't need to include the viral component within Tika releases.

Some of the source files have the following license header. I guess it's an oversight and
easily resolved.

    //Copyright (c) 2007, California Institute of Technology.
    //ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. U.S. Government sponsorship acknowledged.

Also, we should update the license headers to the latest version available at http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html.


> Port Nutch (or better) MimeType detection system into Tika
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: TIKA-6
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA-6
>             Project: Tika
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: general
>    Affects Versions: 0.1-incubator
>         Environment: Improvement is indep. of environment
>            Reporter: Chris A. Mattmann
>            Assignee: Chris A. Mattmann
>             Fix For: 0.1-incubator
>
>         Attachments: TIKA-6.Mattmann.091907.patch.txt
>
>
> This patch will contribute a MimeType detection system for Tika, including MImeType data
structure, and associated content-detection facilities. This will be based on Nutch's MimeType
system as a baseline, however, I'm open to suggestions. Jerome Charron mentioned that he had
an implementation of a MimeType system based on FreeDesktop.org's system. We should look into
this as well.

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