So that is how we scale, not only among the dictionary hackers but also among the ministries with the dictionary sources. Because when they finally revised their website after 20 years they could now build on our Unicode mapping, they could build on our interface, they could build on our crowdsourced corrections so they don’t really have to spend that much of taxpayer money on infrastructure because the community has done that for them. They could then merge back our work. After two years after the Moe-Dict the Ministry of Education decided to open up all their dictionary data under creative commons license so we don’t even have to argue about fair-use any more.

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