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Re: Additonal features for CALS

From:kaleissin <kaleissin@...>
Date:Monday, June 9, 2008, 11:40
Grr, eeefil gmail!

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From: kaleissin <kaleissin@...>
Date: Jun 9, 2008 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: Additonal features for CALS
To: Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>

On 6/9/08, Eric Christopherson <rakko@...> wrote:
 > On Jun 8, 2008, at 4:59 PM, kaleissin wrote:
 > > Lets have a round of brainstorming about new features for CALS. The
 > > ones from WALS cannot be changed due to the license chosen,
 >  How can CALS build at all on WALS? WALS seems to be using the Creative
 > Commons license Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0
 > Germany (<>),
 > which says "No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform, or build upon
 > this work."

This is why the features are identical down to the typos. I'm not even
 changing the typos unless WALS does it first... There probably should
 be a "no natlangs allowed"-policy also.

 > > so it is also relevant to make replacements for existing features.
 >  If derivatives works were allowed, would it be ok to replace features, if
 > it was not ok to change them? I'm confused.

I've been in touch with them and they seem okay with it. Though, when
 I said "replace", I  really meant "add". In order to compare conlangs
 with natlangs we couldn't very well change the basis of comparison now
 could we?