License for the dictionaries

Alan DeKok aland at
Mon Nov 21 21:37:49 CET 2011

  It's come to my attention that we need to clarify the license for the
dictionaries.  I've recently had "interesting" discussions with people
off-list.  Some people seem to think that the dictionaries are theirs to
use as they wish, with no attribution, copyright, etc.

  I disagree.

  After some looking around, it appears that the most applicable license
is the open database license:

  The dictionaries aren't really "code", so using the GPL seems difficult.


  Alan DeKok.

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