Re: Aspell-en license Once again.
Scripsit Brian Nelson <email@example.com>
> However, this "license" contains the same questionable clause as the
> aspell-en license:
> Therefore, it is safe to assume that the wordlists in this package
> can also be freely copied, distributed, modified, and used for
> personal, educational, and research purposes. (Use of these files in
> commercial products may require written permission from DEC and/or
> the authors of the original lists.)
Now there's a real problem.
> Well, the idea was that you glance at the word list, maybe remove a word
> or two, and then copyright it for yourself. Should take no more than 5
No, it doesn't work that way. It would still be freeriding on the
original author's creative choice of which words to include in the
original list. Likewise, a novel does not escape its author's
copyright just because you strike out a couple of sentences at
Henning Makholm "De er da bare dumme. Det skal du bare sige til dem."