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Re: Aspell-en license Once again.

Scripsit Brian Nelson <nelson@bignachos.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
> minutes.

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."

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