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Re: Aspell-en license Once again.

On Mon, 4 Nov 2002, Brian Nelson wrote:

> Kevin Atkinson <kevin@atkinson.dhs.org> writes:
> > Um no.  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.
> Who holds the copyright then?  DEC?  Does anyone even hold a copyright
> on the list?
> Prior to the above quoted clause, the license states:
>   To the best of my knowledge, all the files I used to build these
>   wordlists were available for public distribution and use, at least
>   for non-commercial purposes.  I have confirmed this assumption with
>   the authors of the lists, whenever they were known.
> Any idea what "the files I used to build these wordlists" were?  If they
> weren't wordlists themselves, then there is no issue here.  Is this what
> RMS was referring to?

I do not have a clue.  I suggest someone contacts RMS on this matter.   Do 
not expect me to because I am sick of this whole discussion.


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