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Last modified: $Date: 2008/05/07 10:05:37 $

Project Owner: Martin Hollmichel

The project external hosts source code related to OpenOffice.org that is exempted from the general copyright and/or licensing rules. Sources may fall under licenses different from those used by the OpenOffice.org core codebase. These sources are not covered by the Oracle Contributor Agreement and thus copyright is not shared with Oracle.

Different kinds of source are dealt with below

Unbundled Extensions

Additional functionality for OpenOffice.org may be provided as an OpenOffice.org Extension. Authors of Extensions are invited to maintain their Extensions within the official OpenOffice.org Extensions Project. This will enable you to use the facilities of the Extensions Project (mailing lists, issue tracking) and the source repository for collaboration purposes.

You may do this without signing the OCA, provided that you comply with the current terms of the following 'Exempted Contributions Guidelines' for 'Unbundled Extensions'. Specifically, 'Unbundled Extensions':

Initial Submission

In case you want to make use of the hosting of exempted source code extensions please follow these steps:

  1. Check license against OpenOffice.org licenses (Contributor)
  2. Fill out the following form and submit the data to Issuetracker using component external/exemptedextensions (Contributor)
    Extension Name:
    Provider Name:
    Contact:
    Description (not more than 3 paragraphs):
  3. Review for compliance to guidelines and Approval (Project Lead "external")
  4. Add License Header (example used for the core codebase) (Contributor)
  5. Commit to area for exempted extensions (Contributor with the help of Release Engineering)

Maintenance

The contributor will be enabled to maintain the source in the source repository. The project extensions provides the infrastructure (mailing lists, issue tracking) for collaboration on extensions.

Infrastructural Libraries

Infrastructural libraries are examples of third-party technology which provide system related services. This type of libraries is in most cases not only used by OpenOffice.org but also by other applications. In general they are packaged with the Operating System Environment (e.g. Linux, Solaris). They are hosted in this project external for completeness (not all OS distributions have them prepackaged) and reference (the OpenOffice.org build has been built with the specific version of third-party code hosted here).

Initial Submission

In case you want to make use of such libraries and they are not yet available please follow these steps:

  1. Check license against OpenOffice.org licenses (Contributor)
  2. Fill out the following form and submit the data to IssueTracker using component external/3rdparty (Contributor)
    Product Name:
    Product Version:
    Vendor or Owner Name:
    Vendor or Owner Contact:
    OpenOffice.org Contact:
    URL for Product Information:
    URL for License:
    Type of Encryption: none
    Binary or Source Code:
    Purpose:
  3. If the license fits to OpenOffice.org's licenses the contribution can be accepted and the form is published below. This step may involve Sun Legal. (Project Lead external)
  4. Import external source to the OpenOffice.org source repository and create new module (Project Lead external)
  5. Checking in third party source code (Contributor with the help of Release Engineering)
  6. Apply needed changes: Changes / additional files can be committed to the repository (Contributor with the help of Release Engineering)

A little technical Howto for adding external components to OpenOffice.org could help with the integration in the build process.

Maintenance

Contributor will be enabled to maintain the third-party library with support from release engineering.

Modifications and updates of the third-party source or the applied changes follow the established OpenOffice.org development process.

Please note that license changes have to go through the process for initial submission.

List of Infrastructural Libraries


 
External project modules 
Module Description Form
aspell (legacy) A More Intelligent Ispell aspell form
Berkeleydb (legacy) Sleepycat Berkeleydb Berkeleydb form
freetype Platform independent font rendering, especially for CJK issues freetype form
MathMLDTD MathMLDTD MathMLDTD form
moz Mozilla header and libraries needed for building mozilla form
pspell (legacy) Portable Spell Checker Interface Library pspell form
sablot (legacy) Sablotron Transformations Processor sablot form
stlport Multiplatform ANSI C++ Standard Library implementation stlport form
icu
International Components for Unicode
icu form

netbeans_integration
Netbeans jar files (legacy)
netbeans_integration form

libcurl
client-side URL  transfer library
libcurl form

JAXP
JAVA API for XML Parsing
JAXP form

xt
Java implementation of XSLT
xt form

Beanshell
Scripting language Interpreter
Beanshell form

Rhino
Java Script Interpreter and Debugger
Rhino form

Wordnet (legacy)
synonym data for Thesaurus
Wordnet form

libxml2
Dom and XPath support
libxml2 form

libmspack (legacy)
Library to support compession formats
libmspack form

crimson (legacy)
Java XML Parser
crimson form

Xalan (legacy)
Xalan XSLT Processor
xalan form

xml-apis
XML languages features
xml-apis form

libwpd (legacy)
A library for importing and exporting Wordperfect (tm) documents
libwpd form

mdbtools
tools to make data of MS Access mdb fileformat available for other platforms
mdbtools form

Slovak Thesaurus (legacy)
database of Slovak synonyms
slovak_thesaurus form

KDE Crystal icons theme (legacy)
Crystal Icon for OpenOffice.org
crystal_form

Afrikaans Dictionaries (legacy)
Afrikaans spelling dictionaries dict_afrikaans_form
LibTextCat
Language Guessing
libtextcat_form
Slovenian Dictionaries (legacy)
Dictionaries for Slovenian spelling and hyphenation
dict_slovenian_form

libwps
library for reading Microsoft Works files libwps_form

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