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Re: Wordlist in Wiktionary
- To: doc at arabeyes dot org
- Subject: Re: Wordlist in Wiktionary
- From: Mohammed Sameer <msameer at foolab dot org>
- Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 17:04:40 +0300
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On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 10:15:31PM -0700, Nadim Shaikli wrote:
> --- Isam Bayazidi <ibayazidi at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > I don't think that the license of the Wordlist should change, but what I am
> > hoping for is a permission to use it under FDL.. let Wordlist continue as
> > you see fit, or double license it.. after all what matters the most is to
> > have the effort utilized while maintaining the freedom of Free Software. And
> > this is what FDL is about when it comes to documentation, as GPL is for code
> Personally I am all for this - the two people that should really decide
> and are to be consulted are Ahmad Al Rasheedan and Ossama Khayat. Since
> Mr. Al-Rasheedan was/is involved in wikipedia I don't think he would
> mind and I'm sure Ossama will go along as we all share the same goal of
> spreading our beloved Arabic language given all things equal.
> In short, you won't see/hear me oppose this but this is not my decision to
> make (I'm just trying to sway the direction ;-) I would as is noted above
> at least make ONE exception and ask that wiktionary to note the exception.
> Hope that helps.
I still think that changing the license is a better option.
We can't give an exception to every site or project to use it.
What if the contributers disappear ?
What if I'm using the wordlist to translate whatever non-gpl'ed material ?
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