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Spell Checking Oriented Word Lists (SCOWL) (http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/scowl-readme)

 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

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   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.

 

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