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Re: Aspell-en license Once again.

Derek Gladding said:
> Hypothetical question...
Hypothetical answer below...

> If one took a spell-checker, such as Aspell, then:
>  - piped the whole of Usenet through it for a couple of weeks
>  - automatically removed all sequences of characters that failed
>  - removed all duplicate words from the result
> Would the resulting list of words be a "new" creation, unencumbered by
> any  license attached to the spell-checker ? ;-)

No, this would be a derivative work of the Usenet postings, which are
copyright their authors.

You'd have to get permission from all Usenet posters.


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