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Re: OCR engine



Rahul Sundaram <sundaram    > writes:
> > It also includes non-free software in the tarball?
> 
> Not it doesnt.  checkout the code from 
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/tesseract-ocr

It does. From the README:

===

Other Dependencies and Licenses:
================================
The Aspirin/MIGRAINES system in the aspirin directory is separately
licensed thus:
#

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It may be freely used and modified for research and development
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   Russell Leighton
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And that library appears to be the neural network library everything else 
depends on. So this is only free for "research and development purposes", thus 
not Free Software.

        Kevin Kofler


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