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Re: aspell-nl license

I think word lists are copyrightable.  The selection is a matter of
choice, not simple fact.  Note that Feist applies only to the US;
phone directories may be copyrightable in some countries.

Compatibility with the GPL is not an issue here; the dictionary is
legally a separate work from any program.  The real problem is that
this license is too restrictive--it is not free.  It does not
allow distribution of modified versions.  In fact, it does not allow
distribution of the word list without the specific software listed!

If someone asks them to change their policy, they might be

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