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From Benjamin Walstrum <>
Subject Re: DoubleMetaphone Implementation
Date Tue, 03 Jun 2003 19:07:39 GMT
Tim - 

I have been in contact with Lawrence Philips who has
assured me that his code is in the public domain, and
is therefore completely available, eliminating any
legal difficulties related to the DoubleMetaphone

Let me know if (and how) to proceed.


> Ben, thanks for the contribution.  We did have a
> DoubleMetaphone
> implementation available before the 1.1 release, but
> it was removed from
> the repository because of licensing questions
> relating to the fact that
> the code submitted was ported from a CPAN module
> covered under the Perl
> Artistic License.
> In this case, the file Dmetaph.cpp is Copyright
> 1998, 1999 Lawrence
> Philips, and there I can find no mention of what
> terms this code falls
> under.  It may be wise to get the permission of the
> original author. 
> I'm interested in this as I found DoubleMetaphone to
> be a useful
> algorithm.
> Tim

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