Re: Aspell-en license Once again.
Scripsit Kevin Atkinson <email@example.com>
> On Mon, 4 Nov 2002, Brian Nelson wrote:
> > 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.)
> This is not a statement of rights. It is merely an assessment of how the
> DEC word list author views the situation. He assigns no additional
> copyright to his work.
Yes, but do we then have any good-faith basis for assuming that one
can "use the files in a commercial product" (such as a Debian cd-rom
sold for profit) witout infringing anybody's copyright?
Henning Makholm "No one seems to know what
distinguishes a bell from a whistle."