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Merged english word list with GNU aspell word list
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+The english word list in `wordlists/english` is compiled from a preexisting word list
+(public domain) in this repository and the word list from SCOWL 7.0. To comply with the
+license of Kevin Atkinson's work, his copyright file is attached below.
+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------
+
+This English word list is comes directly from SCOWL 7.0 (up to level 60,
+using the speller/make-aspell-dict script, http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/)
+and is thus under the same copyright of SCOWL. The affix file (only
+included in the aspell6 package) is based on the Ispell one which is
+under the same copyright of Ispell. Part of SCOWL is also based on
+Ispell thus the Ispell copyright is included with the SCOWL copyright.
+
+The collective work is Copyright 2000-2011 by Kevin Atkinson as well
+as any of the copyrights mentioned below:
+
+ Copyright 2000-2011 by Kevin Atkinson
+
+ Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and sell these word
+ lists, the associated scripts, the output created from the scripts,
+ and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee,
+ provided that the above copyright notice appears in all copies and
+ that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
+ supporting documentation. Kevin Atkinson makes no representations
+ about the suitability of this array for any purpose. It is provided
+ "as is" without express or implied warranty.
+
+Alan Beale <biljir@pobox.com> also deserves special credit as he has,
+in addition to providing the 12Dicts package and being a major
+contributor to the ENABLE word list, given me an incredible amount of
+feedback and created a number of special lists (those found in the
+Supplement) in order to help improve the overall quality of SCOWL.
+
+The 10 level includes the 1000 most common English words (according to
+the Moby (TM) Words II [MWords] package), a subset of the 1000 most
+common words on the Internet (again, according to Moby Words II), and
+frequently class 16 from Brian Kelk's "UK English Wordlist
+with Frequency Classification".
+
+The MWords package was explicitly placed in the public domain:
+
+ The Moby lexicon project is complete and has
+ been place into the public domain. Use, sell,
+ rework, excerpt and use in any way on any platform.
+
+ Placing this material on internal or public servers is
+ also encouraged. The compiler is not aware of any
+ export restrictions so freely distribute world-wide.
+
+ You can verify the public domain status by contacting
+
+ Grady Ward
+ 3449 Martha Ct.
+ Arcata, CA 95521-4884
+
+ grady@netcom.com
+ grady@northcoast.com
+
+The "UK English Wordlist With Frequency Classification" is also in the
+Public Domain:
+
+ Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2000 20:27:21 +0100
+ From: Brian Kelk <Brian.Kelk@cl.cam.ac.uk>
+
+ > I was wondering what the copyright status of your "UK English
+ > Wordlist With Frequency Classification" word list as it seems to
+ > be lacking any copyright notice.
+
+ There were many many sources in total, but any text marked
+ "copyright" was avoided. Locally-written documentation was one
+ source. An earlier version of the list resided in a filespace called
+ PUBLIC on the University mainframe, because it was considered public
+ domain.
+
+ Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 19:31:34 +0100
+
+ > So are you saying your word list is also in the public domain?
+
+ That is the intention.
+
+The 20 level includes frequency classes 7-15 from Brian's word list.
+
+The 35 level includes frequency classes 2-6 and words appearing in at
+least 11 of 12 dictionaries as indicated in the 12Dicts package. All
+words from the 12Dicts package have had likely inflections added via
+my inflection database.
+
+The 12Dicts package and Supplement is in the Public Domain.
+
+The WordNet database, which was used in the creation of the
+Inflections database, is under the following copyright:
+
+ This software and database is being provided to you, the LICENSEE,
+ by Princeton University under the following license. By obtaining,
+ using and/or copying this software and database, you agree that you
+ have read, understood, and will comply with these terms and
+ conditions.:
+
+ Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software and
+ database and its documentation for any purpose and without fee or
+ royalty is hereby granted, provided that you agree to comply with
+ the following copyright notice and statements, including the
+ disclaimer, and that the same appear on ALL copies of the software,
+ database and documentation, including modifications that you make
+ for internal use or for distribution.
+
+ WordNet 1.6 Copyright 1997 by Princeton University. All rights
+ reserved.
+
+ THIS SOFTWARE AND DATABASE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND PRINCETON
+ UNIVERSITY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
+ IMPLIED. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, PRINCETON
+ UNIVERSITY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT-
+ ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF THE
+ LICENSED SOFTWARE, DATABASE OR DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY
+ THIRD PARTY PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS OR OTHER RIGHTS.
+
+ The name of Princeton University or Princeton may not be used in
+ advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software
+ and/or database. Title to copyright in this software, database and
+ any associated documentation shall at all times remain with
+ Princeton University and LICENSEE agrees to preserve same.
+
+The 40 level includes words from Alan's 3esl list found in version 4.0
+of his 12dicts package. Like his other stuff the 3esl list is also in the
+public domain.
+
+The 50 level includes Brian's frequency class 1, words words appearing
+in at least 5 of 12 of the dictionaries as indicated in the 12Dicts
+package, and uppercase words in at least 4 of the previous 12
+dictionaries. A decent number of proper names is also included: The
+top 1000 male, female, and Last names from the 1990 Census report; a
+list of names sent to me by Alan Beale; and a few names that I added
+myself. Finally a small list of abbreviations not commonly found in
+other word lists is included.
+
+The name files form the Census report is a government document which I
+don't think can be copyrighted.
+
+The file special-jargon.50 uses common.lst and word.lst from the
+"Unofficial Jargon File Word Lists" which is derived from "The Jargon
+File". All of which is in the Public Domain. This file also contain
+a few extra UNIX terms which are found in the file "unix-terms" in the
+special/ directory.
+
+The 55 level includes words from Alan's 2of4brif list found in version
+4.0 of his 12dicts package. Like his other stuff the 2of4brif is also
+in the public domain.
+
+The 60 level includes all words appearing in at least 2 of the 12
+dictionaries as indicated by the 12Dicts package.
+
+The 70 level includes Brian's frequency class 0 and the 74,550 common
+dictionary words from the MWords package. The common dictionary words,
+like those from the 12Dicts package, have had all likely inflections
+added. The 70 level also included the 5desk list from version 4.0 of
+the 12Dics package which is the public domain.
+
+The 80 level includes the ENABLE word list, all the lists in the
+ENABLE supplement package (except for ABLE), the "UK Advanced Cryptics
+Dictionary" (UKACD), the list of signature words in from YAWL package,
+and the 10,196 places list from the MWords package.
+
+The ENABLE package, mainted by M\Cooper <thegrendel@theriver.com>,
+is in the Public Domain:
+
+ The ENABLE master word list, WORD.LST, is herewith formally released
+ into the Public Domain. Anyone is free to use it or distribute it in
+ any manner they see fit. No fee or registration is required for its
+ use nor are "contributions" solicited (if you feel you absolutely
+ must contribute something for your own peace of mind, the authors of
+ the ENABLE list ask that you make a donation on their behalf to your
+ favorite charity). This word list is our gift to the Scrabble
+ community, as an alternate to "official" word lists. Game designers
+ may feel free to incorporate the WORD.LST into their games. Please
+ mention the source and credit us as originators of the list. Note
+ that if you, as a game designer, use the WORD.LST in your product,
+ you may still copyright and protect your product, but you may *not*
+ legally copyright or in any way restrict redistribution of the
+ WORD.LST portion of your product. This *may* under law restrict your
+ rights to restrict your users' rights, but that is only fair.
+
+UKACD, by J Ross Beresford <ross@bryson.demon.co.uk>, is under the
+following copyright:
+
+ Copyright (c) J Ross Beresford 1993-1999. All Rights Reserved.
+
+ The following restriction is placed on the use of this publication:
+ if The UK Advanced Cryptics Dictionary is used in a software package
+ or redistributed in any form, the copyright notice must be
+ prominently displayed and the text of this document must be included
+ verbatim.
+
+ There are no other restrictions: I would like to see the list
+ distributed as widely as possible.
+
+The 95 level includes the 354,984 single words, 256,772 compound
+words, 4,946 female names and the 3,897 male names, and 21,986 names
+from the MWords package, ABLE.LST from the ENABLE Supplement, and some
+additional words found in my part-of-speech database that were not
+found anywhere else.
+
+Accent information was taken from UKACD.
+
+My VARCON package was used to create the American, British, and
+Canadian word list.
+
+Since the original word lists used used in the VARCON package came
+from the Ispell distribution they are under the Ispell copyright:
+
+ Copyright 1993, Geoff Kuenning, Granada Hills, CA
+ All rights reserved.
+
+ Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+ modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
+ are met:
+
+ 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+ notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+ 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+ notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
+ documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
+ 3. All modifications to the source code must be clearly marked as
+ such. Binary redistributions based on modified source code
+ must be clearly marked as modified versions in the documentation
+ and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
+ (clause 4 removed with permission from Geoff Kuenning)
+ 5. The name of Geoff Kuenning may not be used to endorse or promote
+ products derived from this software without specific prior
+ written permission.
+
+ THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY GEOFF KUENNING AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS
+ IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
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