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

On Wed, Dec 28, 2005 at 03:23:01AM +0200, Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> ke, 2005-12-28 kello 00:02 +0100, Francesco Poli kirjoitti:
> > 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.
> I suggested that they adopt the LGPL (which is the license used for
> OpenOffice components), with a separate request as follow:

Their license has no hint of copyleft, and from what you say and from
reading the license, they want to encourage widest distribution and use
of their work.  Copyleft sacrifices some part of wide distribution and
use for other agendas.  I don't think it makes sense to suggest the LGPL,
when the license they're using is a permissive one.

I concur with the previous recommendation of the MIT license.  It's in
the same permissive spirit of the license they're using now.

Glenn Maynard

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