Ubuntu – Under what license can I use /usr/share/dict/words


There are a few dictionaries on my system,


and so on.

How are these files licensed to me? Which project / package provides them?

Best Answer

First you need to determine what package the files belong to. You can use dpkg -S searchterm for that. For example, dpkg -S /usr/share/dict/american-english yields:

wamerican: /usr/share/dict/american-english

So, the subject package is wamerican. All packages I know of have a copyright file in /usr/share/doc/PACKAGE-NAME/copyright. wamerican is not an exception, it's copyright file is in /usr/share/doc/wamerican/copyright.

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