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Re: [libredwg] [news] Autodesk and Open Design Alliance Reach Agreement

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Subject: Re: [libredwg] [news] Autodesk and Open Design Alliance Reach Agreement for Autodesk DWG Trademarks
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 15:31:59 +0200

I am going to continue work on the gdal ogr code. via the directdwg layer.
I think it will be great to have a compatible api.

if you have any legal issues with what I am doing, please tell me.

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 3:23 PM, Rodrigo Rodrigues da Silva
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On 06-05-2010 12:10, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> I personally
>> think the DWGdirect API is fairly clumsy and large and it would not
>> necessarily be a good idea to tie to it.
> I agree. I've been dealing with a dwg import plugin on GRASS that uses
> DWGDirect. I am porting it to LibreDWG. It is fairly simple (it imports
> lines, polylines, circles and blocks/inserts), but I had a lot of work to
> move it to the LibreDWG API - which is a lot easier to use.
> I think we should not rely on DWGDirect's API, but a compatibility layer
> that would make migration to LibreDWG easier would be welcome if there
> aren't any copyright issues. We should check with the FSF lawyers before
> commiting that to savannah.
> --
> Rodrigo Rodrigues da Silva
> GNU LibreDWG maintainer
> FSF Associate Member #7788
> PoliGNU - Grupo de Estudos de Software Livre da Poli/USP

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