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Re: GNU Free Database License

From: Richard Tobin
Subject: Re: GNU Free Database License
Date: 17 Sep 2006 14:37:25 GMT

In article <>,
Alfred M. Szmidt <> wrote:

>   The difference in creativity between giving a phone number and
>   giving a definition seems so obvious that I can't really understand
>   why you equate them.

>Because there is no creative thought process in giving meaning to
>words that already exist.

Again, this assertion seems completely bizarre.  If it were so, why
would we regard some dictionaries' definitions as better than others?
There is not a single, correct definition of any English word.  There
are many ways of describing what a word means, and coming up with a
good one is a creative process.

-- Richard

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