#100 RSS Reader in Freemind

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2008-03-11
2008-03-11
Joschi
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(If) anyone wants to view RSS inside of Freemind then this is the solution.

Supports many formats (rss0.9 rdf rss2.0 media-extension)

YES not everything is supported... if something is missing from your side... just let me know.

Atom is subject to follow!

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  • Joschi
    Joschi
    2008-03-11

    RSS Import for Freemind

     
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    Licensing is missing. Please add your statement and hopefully it is like in FreeMind.java such we can use it without problems.

    I havn't tried it yet, so how does it work? You give an URL of the RSS and it is read once into FM, right?

    Chris

     
  • Joschi
    Joschi
    2008-03-14

     
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    Joschi
    2008-03-14

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    UHm Licence... dunno. Feel free to use, I say itf free and open, and can be changed... just like FreeMind.

    How it works.
    1. File-New Mindmap (otherwise the IMPORT button is not active)
    2. File-Import-ImportRss
    So thats the FILE Import
    3. watch the RSS

    What's nice would be a kind of "URL Broswer with Stylesheet" then, I could adapt the stylesheets to e.g. SVN/CVS output or rss or others (that do xml)

    PS: I hope I've included everything.

    PS2: I also dropped in the "new" xsl becaue I found a minor encoding bug..
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    File Added: rss2mm.xsl

     
  • Hello, this looks interesting. Please state an explicit license. FreeMind licensed under "GNU GPL V2+" or "GNU General Public License at version 2 or later at your option". So either you may license the patch under this license or, if you want to make it less constrained, you may chose to release the patch to public domain.

    To recapitulate your options:
    * Option 1: GNU GPL V2+
    * Option 2: Public domain
    * Option 3: Other specific license, a standard one, compatible with GNU GPL V2+

     
  • Joschi
    Joschi
    2009-05-12

    Is it ok to state here in a comment field that the patch and submission can be used with the same license as freemind. So gpl v2 is ok for me.

    Also IF someone is really interrested in this plugin (and maybe some evolving of it) i have done a few enhancements on the acuracy and also other formats like atom, or even rss with itunes support for podcasts. (not yet in MM but soon to come...)

    But as noone asks really much about the submision I think it's rather dead.
    [hope not]

    Also other things like "data - url - scheme", I provided a patch (suggestion) for that one too.
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  • Hi, please, can you confirm that you release the path under GNU GPL V2 *or later at your option*, with the emphasis on "or later at your option"? This may look like nit-picking, but such details are crucial with licensing. FreeMind is licensed under GNU GPL V2+; notice the "+", which means "or later at your option". This nuance is criticial, as FreeMind may need to be relicensed under GNU GPL V3, which the "+" meaning "or later at your option" allows.

    The patch will certainly not be integrated soon in the main FreeMind trunk, given the feature freeze. But what do you know: someone else may pick the patch and integrate it into their private version of FreeMind. Also, Dimitry of Freeplane--a fork of FreeMind--could possibly pick the patch for his Freeplane project. Getting the licensing right is a prerequisite for this patch being considered for use at all.

    On another note, you can attach multiple files to this patch, meaning that you can update the patch with the latest development that you have.

     
  • Joschi
    Joschi
    2009-05-12

    @danielpolansky: no probelm

    So I release the patch under GNU GPL V2+