License for the dictionaries

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Nov 22 10:48:02 CET 2011

Bjørn Mork wrote:
> To me, the dictionaries are obviously an example of "other work" which
> may be covered by the GPL. Why not?

  Some people have suggested that dictionaries are not code, so the GPL
is less relevant.

> Debian are probably going to be the most "difficult" ones as usual.

  Well, yes.

> Maybe it makes sense to open the discussion on debian-legal again?

  I'd prefer not.

> Unless there is one of the more common licenses already on the whitelist
> which can be used instead.  I would really just have used GPLv2 myself.
> It has one major advantage:  Most people will know what it means to them
> without having to read the fine print of yet another open source
> license.

  I'm fine with leaving it GPL

  Alan DeKok.

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