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1This English word list is comes directly from SCOWL 7.0 (up to level 60, 2using the speller/make-aspell-dict script, http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/) 3and is thus under the same copyright of SCOWL. The affix file (only 4included in the aspell6 package) is based on the Ispell one which is 5under the same copyright of Ispell. Part of SCOWL is also based on 6Ispell thus the Ispell copyright is included with the SCOWL copyright. 7 8The collective work is Copyright 2000-2011 by Kevin Atkinson as well 9as any of the copyrights mentioned below: 10 11 Copyright 2000-2011 by Kevin Atkinson 12 13 Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and sell these word 14 lists, the associated scripts, the output created from the scripts, 15 and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, 16 provided that the above copyright notice appears in all copies and 17 that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in 18 supporting documentation. Kevin Atkinson makes no representations 19 about the suitability of this array for any purpose. It is provided 20 "as is" without express or implied warranty. 21 22Alan Beale <email@example.com> also deserves special credit as he has, 23in addition to providing the 12Dicts package and being a major 24contributor to the ENABLE word list, given me an incredible amount of 25feedback and created a number of special lists (those found in the 26Supplement) in order to help improve the overall quality of SCOWL. 27 28The 10 level includes the 1000 most common English words (according to 29the Moby (TM) Words II [MWords] package), a subset of the 1000 most 30common words on the Internet (again, according to Moby Words II), and 31frequently class 16 from Brian Kelk's "UK English Wordlist 32with Frequency Classification". 33 34The MWords package was explicitly placed in the public domain: 35 36 The Moby lexicon project is complete and has 37 been place into the public domain. Use, sell, 38 rework, excerpt and use in any way on any platform. 39 40 Placing this material on internal or public servers is 41 also encouraged. The compiler is not aware of any 42 export restrictions so freely distribute world-wide. 43 44 You can verify the public domain status by contacting 45 46 Grady Ward 47 3449 Martha Ct. 48 Arcata, CA 95521-4884 49 50 firstname.lastname@example.org 51 email@example.com 52 53The "UK English Wordlist With Frequency Classification" is also in the 54Public Domain: 55 56 Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2000 20:27:21 +0100 57 From: Brian Kelk <Brian.Kelk@cl.cam.ac.uk> 58 59 > I was wondering what the copyright status of your "UK English 60 > Wordlist With Frequency Classification" word list as it seems to 61 > be lacking any copyright notice. 62 63 There were many many sources in total, but any text marked 64 "copyright" was avoided. Locally-written documentation was one 65 source. An earlier version of the list resided in a filespace called 66 PUBLIC on the University mainframe, because it was considered public 67 domain. 68 69 Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 19:31:34 +0100 70 71 > So are you saying your word list is also in the public domain? 72 73 That is the intention. 74 75The 20 level includes frequency classes 7-15 from Brian's word list. 76 77The 35 level includes frequency classes 2-6 and words appearing in at 78least 11 of 12 dictionaries as indicated in the 12Dicts package. All 79words from the 12Dicts package have had likely inflections added via 80my inflection database. 81 82The 12Dicts package and Supplement is in the Public Domain. 83 84The WordNet database, which was used in the creation of the 85Inflections database, is under the following copyright: 86 87 This software and database is being provided to you, the LICENSEE, 88 by Princeton University under the following license. By obtaining, 89 using and/or copying this software and database, you agree that you 90 have read, understood, and will comply with these terms and 91 conditions.: 92 93 Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software and 94 database and its documentation for any purpose and without fee or 95 royalty is hereby granted, provided that you agree to comply with 96 the following copyright notice and statements, including the 97 disclaimer, and that the same appear on ALL copies of the software, 98 database and documentation, including modifications that you make 99 for internal use or for distribution. 100 101 WordNet 1.6 Copyright 1997 by Princeton University. All rights 102 reserved. 103 104 THIS SOFTWARE AND DATABASE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND PRINCETON 105 UNIVERSITY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR 106 IMPLIED. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, PRINCETON 107 UNIVERSITY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT- 108 ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF THE 109 LICENSED SOFTWARE, DATABASE OR DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY 110 THIRD PARTY PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS OR OTHER RIGHTS. 111 112 The name of Princeton University or Princeton may not be used in 113 advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software 114 and/or database. Title to copyright in this software, database and 115 any associated documentation shall at all times remain with 116 Princeton University and LICENSEE agrees to preserve same. 117 118The 40 level includes words from Alan's 3esl list found in version 4.0 119of his 12dicts package. Like his other stuff the 3esl list is also in the 120public domain. 121 122The 50 level includes Brian's frequency class 1, words words appearing 123in at least 5 of 12 of the dictionaries as indicated in the 12Dicts 124package, and uppercase words in at least 4 of the previous 12 125dictionaries. A decent number of proper names is also included: The 126top 1000 male, female, and Last names from the 1990 Census report; a 127list of names sent to me by Alan Beale; and a few names that I added 128myself. Finally a small list of abbreviations not commonly found in 129other word lists is included. 130 131The name files form the Census report is a government document which I 132don't think can be copyrighted. 133 134The file special-jargon.50 uses common.lst and word.lst from the 135"Unofficial Jargon File Word Lists" which is derived from "The Jargon 136File". All of which is in the Public Domain. This file also contain 137a few extra UNIX terms which are found in the file "unix-terms" in the 138special/ directory. 139 140The 55 level includes words from Alan's 2of4brif list found in version 1414.0 of his 12dicts package. Like his other stuff the 2of4brif is also 142in the public domain. 143 144The 60 level includes all words appearing in at least 2 of the 12 145dictionaries as indicated by the 12Dicts package. 146 147The 70 level includes Brian's frequency class 0 and the 74,550 common 148dictionary words from the MWords package. The common dictionary words, 149like those from the 12Dicts package, have had all likely inflections 150added. The 70 level also included the 5desk list from version 4.0 of 151the 12Dics package which is the public domain. 152 153The 80 level includes the ENABLE word list, all the lists in the 154ENABLE supplement package (except for ABLE), the "UK Advanced Cryptics 155Dictionary" (UKACD), the list of signature words in from YAWL package, 156and the 10,196 places list from the MWords package. 157 158The ENABLE package, mainted by M\Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 159is in the Public Domain: 160 161 The ENABLE master word list, WORD.LST, is herewith formally released 162 into the Public Domain. Anyone is free to use it or distribute it in 163 any manner they see fit. No fee or registration is required for its 164 use nor are "contributions" solicited (if you feel you absolutely 165 must contribute something for your own peace of mind, the authors of 166 the ENABLE list ask that you make a donation on their behalf to your 167 favorite charity). This word list is our gift to the Scrabble 168 community, as an alternate to "official" word lists. Game designers 169 may feel free to incorporate the WORD.LST into their games. Please 170 mention the source and credit us as originators of the list. Note 171 that if you, as a game designer, use the WORD.LST in your product, 172 you may still copyright and protect your product, but you may *not* 173 legally copyright or in any way restrict redistribution of the 174 WORD.LST portion of your product. This *may* under law restrict your 175 rights to restrict your users' rights, but that is only fair. 176 177UKACD, by J Ross Beresford <email@example.com>, is under the 178following copyright: 179 180 Copyright (c) J Ross Beresford 1993-1999. All Rights Reserved. 181 182 The following restriction is placed on the use of this publication: 183 if The UK Advanced Cryptics Dictionary is used in a software package 184 or redistributed in any form, the copyright notice must be 185 prominently displayed and the text of this document must be included 186 verbatim. 187 188 There are no other restrictions: I would like to see the list 189 distributed as widely as possible. 190 191The 95 level includes the 354,984 single words, 256,772 compound 192words, 4,946 female names and the 3,897 male names, and 21,986 names 193from the MWords package, ABLE.LST from the ENABLE Supplement, and some 194additional words found in my part-of-speech database that were not 195found anywhere else. 196 197Accent information was taken from UKACD. 198 199My VARCON package was used to create the American, British, and 200Canadian word list. 201 202Since the original word lists used used in the VARCON package came 203from the Ispell distribution they are under the Ispell copyright: 204 205 Copyright 1993, Geoff Kuenning, Granada Hills, CA 206 All rights reserved. 207 208 Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without 209 modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions 210 are met: 211 212 1. 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