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Re: Aspell-en license Once again.

Scripsit "Joe Moore" <joemoore@iegrec.org>

> > 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.

Not under any reasonable interpretation of copyright I can work out.

Henning Makholm       "`Update' isn't a bad word; in the right setting it is
                 useful. In the wrong setting, though, it is destructive..."

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