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.