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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (LEGAL-90) What are the licensing implications for statistical information drawn from non-ASL2-licensed data, e.g. word frequency lists from Wikipedia dumps?
Date Sat, 20 Feb 2016 00:53:18 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-90?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel
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Henri Yandell closed LEGAL-90.
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    Resolution: Won't Fix

Resolving. Summary is that it'll depend on the sitiuation; PMCs to review and raise with legal-discuss@
as needed. 

> What are the licensing implications for statistical information drawn from non-ASL2-licensed
data, e.g. word frequency lists from Wikipedia dumps?
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-90
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-90
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Steve Rowe
>
> I have generated word frequency lists from full Wikipedia dumps in several languages.
 For the purposes of inclusion in ASL2-licensed products, do I need to care about the license(s)
covering the original text?
> My interpretation (IANAL) of the [Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
license|http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode], under which [Wikipedia text
is licensed|http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Terms_of_Use], is that the license applies
only to the Covered Works, Adaptations, and Collections, and that a word frequency list qualifies
as none of these: Adaptations are "recognizably derived from the original"; and Collections
"the Work is included in its entirety in unmodified form along with one or more other contributions".
> My interpretation of the answer to the resolved question ["Can Apache projects include
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike works?"|http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#cc-sa]
is that even if the CC-SA license applies to my word frequency lists, I can still include
them in an ASL2-licensed product, as long as attribution is provided.
> I'm also interested in the more general question, as posed in the issue summary: do the
licenses covering arbitrary data, text or otherwise, have any bearing on stastical products
created over the data?



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