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Re: Bug#344707: ITP: ispell-et -- Estonian dictionaries for ispell, aspell, myspell



On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 22:40:47 +0200 Martin-Éric Racine wrote:

> Anyhow, the Institute is sorry for the confusion and also said that
> they welcome my input on rephrasing their license into something
> unambiguous, since it would allow for a wider distribution of their
> work.

I would suggest them to adopt the Expat (a.k.a. MIT) license (see
http://www.jclark.com/xml/copying.txt) with a separate kind request to
inform them of any derivative work.

That is to say:

____ BEGIN suggested license ____

Copyright (C) 2003-2005  Jaak Pruulmann
 <jjpp@meso.ee>  (updated wordlist)
Copyright (C) 1996-1999  Institute of the Estonian Language
 <tarkvara@eki.ee>  (original wordlist)
Copyright (C) 1993  Enn Saar
 <saar@aai.ee>  (TeX hyphenation, converted for OpenOffice by Jaak)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included
in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT,
TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

_____ END suggested license _____

____ BEGIN suggested request ____

It is kindly requested, but not required, that you inform the Institute
of the Estonian Language of any derivative work of the Software that you
create and distribute.
The Institute of the Estonian Language may be contacted via e-mail
(tarkvara@eki.ee) or at the street address listed below:

  Institute of the Estonian Language
  Roosikrantsi 6
  10119 Tallinn
  ESTONIA

  Phone & Fax: +372-6411443

_____ END suggested request _____



I hope this helps.

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