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Re: [aspell-devel] Problems with aspell-en license

On Sat, 19 Oct 2002, Brian Nelson wrote:

> I'm working on packaging the new upstream GNU/aspell, and I've
> discovered a problem with the (attached) license of the English
> dictionary.  The license, which is a mishmash of mostly free licenses,is
> not DFSG free as I understand it due to the DEC Word list license
> (beginning on line 134).

RMS said the word lists were OK.  Here is what he said to me.  You can 
email him for confirmation:

  I think it is safe for us to use those wordlists.  The person who 
  avoided texts marked "copyright" was operating under an erroneous idea 
  of how copyright law works, but if all he did with those texts was make
  word lists, this should not be a problem anyway.


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