[nycbug-talk] Slides, History and Thanks

Matthew Story matthewstory at gmail.com
Sat Jun 8 14:34:50 EDT 2013

One more update here.  I talked briefly about how the Xapian project is GPL
due only to it's original GPL status going back to the OpenMuscat project,
and mentioned that the current maintainers generally commit under an MIT


There is a big push internally in the Xapian project right now (as there is
in the BSDs) to rid their code base of the GPL portions, moving over to MIT
for everything.  Just wanted to share, as the aims here are similar to the
aims of the BSD projects currently.  If they get rid of the GPL code, I
would see no reason not to ship xapian in base for searching pkg-ng and

On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 11:19 AM, Matthew Story <matthewstory at gmail.com>wrote:

> I've attached the slides from last night in PDF format, they are also
> available on Google Drive here:
> https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jkWLOSZGvRK8UsJ8MLARl-O19JbrSAHv1bg7T0f91ik/edit?usp=sharing
> The demos are available here:
> github.com/matthewstory/portsdemo
> There were some questions around the history of Xapain, a complete(ish)
> history is available:
> http://xapian.org/history
> The project has it's roots in the Muscat project, dating back to 1984.
> There seemed to be some interest in making a real port of this tool.  I
> may try to spend some time cleaning it up and wrapping it in a port if
> there is interest.  Ultimately a C++ implementation would probably be best.
> --
> regards,
> matt

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