Bug#410094: Bug#410079: hyphenation patterns distributed without license and copyright
severity 410079 important
severity 410093 important
severity 410094 important
On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 04:09:47PM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Many hyphenation patterns are distributed without copyright and
> license information. It seems that most patterns are copied from the
> Openoffice.org sources, where these files are now removed.
As far as I'm aware, hyphenation rules for a language contain no significant
creative element and as such are not subject to copyright. It's fine to
credit the folks responsible for compiling these hyphenation rules into a
usable form, and to respect their wishes regarding the use of those rules,
but I don't see anything here that would warrant removing packages from a
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