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MADHURA English-Sinhala Dictionary - by Chandana Madhura Kulathunga (lol) The facts: This dictionary is a gross violation of copy rights. Its dictionary database is completely & illegally copied from THIBUS. The real makers of this dictionary definitions would have spent years of time to complete it and this man has robbed it without any fear and put it in a crappy piece of software (which would involve few minutes of coding) and showing off as if he were the author. If this happened in a Western country this fellow would have been in jail. Not only this dictionary the following Sinhala English Dictionaries too use the very same database illegally copied from THIBUS: Chatura English Sinhala Dictionary - by Chatura Dilan Perera Vidudaya Popup Dictionary - A M R Ravimal Bandara If you just check these dictionaries you will notice that all of them have the very same definitions. Its unfortunate to see that these things continue to happen in Sri Lanka.
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Down MADHURA English-Sinhala Dictionary - Facts - 08-08-2009, 08:00 PM

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Now you can download MADHURA English-Sinhala Dictionary Version 2006

Congratulations! It's free!!!

Software Name Madhura Dictionary
Creator Chandana Madhura Kulathunga
File Size 16 MB
Version 2006
Language Sinhala,English
O/S Windows 98,2000,XP or Later

Author's Details
Name: Chandana Madhura Kulathunga
Address: 313/4/C, Ceyloyd Homes, Gonamaditta Road, Piliyandala, Sri Lanka
Phone (+94) 077-7310147
Fax (+94) 011-2618431


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MADHURA English-Sinhala Dictionary - by Chandana Madhura Kulathunga The facts: This dictionary is a gross violation of copy rights. Its dictionary database is completely & illegally copied from THIBUS. The real makers of this dictionary definitions would have spent years of time to complete it and this man has robbed it without any fear and put it in a crappy piece of software (which would involve few minutes of coding) and showing off as if he were the author. If this happened in a Western country this fellow would have been in jail. Not only this dictionary the following Sinhala English Dictionaries too use the very same database illegally copied from THIBUS: Chatura English Sinhala Dictionary - by Chatura Dilan Perera Vidudaya Popup Dictionary - A M R Ravimal Bandara If you just check these dictionaries you will notice that all of them have the very same definitions. Its unfortunate to see that these things continue to happen in Sri Lanka.
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The data of Chatura Sinhala English Dictionay is based on EnsiTip which is distribute under GNU/GPL license and the Sinhala English Dictionay itself is distribute under GNU/GPL. and it was design to overcome of the EnsiTip which cannot convert Sinhala words to English

This is the founder of GNU/GPL - Richard Stallman



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The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. This General Public License applies to most of the Free Software Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to using it. (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by the GNU Lesser General Public License instead.) You can apply it to your programs, too.
When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.
To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights. These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it.
For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights.
We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy, distribute and/or modify the software.
Also, for each author's protection and ours, we want to make certain that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free software. If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original authors' reputations.
Finally, any free program is threatened constantly by software patents. We wish to avoid the danger that redistributors of a free program will individually obtain patent licenses, in effect making the program proprietary. To prevent this, we have made it clear that any patent must be licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed at all.

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Thanks Madura...You are Super
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08-16-2009, 09:28 AM

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The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. This General Public License applies to most of the Free Software Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to using it. (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by the GNU Lesser General Public License instead.) You can apply it to your programs, too.
When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.
To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights. These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it.
For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights.
We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy, distribute and/or modify the software.
Also, for each author's protection and ours, we want to make certain that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free software. If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original authors' reputations.
Finally, any free program is threatened constantly by software patents. We wish to avoid the danger that redistributors of a free program will individually obtain patent licenses, in effect making the program proprietary. To prevent this, we have made it clear that any patent must be licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed at all.
madura may be took Definiton Database. But he offer Software Free. So No Need GNU Problem, MADHURA English-Sinhala Dictionary is great help people who working with english on the computer, Specially people who havent enough english knowledge. So MADHURA English-Sinhala Dictionary reduce fear to working people in - front of the computers with english. So don't hate Free sinhala Software that help much more to our community. Nation should mortivate people like MADURA and we must appriciate him
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08-16-2009, 09:30 AM

thnx madhura
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Who is the rogue? Madhura, Chatura or EnsiTip? - 08-20-2009, 11:22 PM

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The data of Chatura Sinhala English Dictionay is based on EnsiTip which is distribute under GNU/GPL license and the Sinhala English Dictionay itself is distribute under GNU/GPL. and it was design to overcome of the EnsiTip which cannot convert Sinhala words to English

This is the founder of GNU/GPL - Richard Stallman



According to GNU/GPL

The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. This General Public License applies to most of the Free Software Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to using it. (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by the GNU Lesser General Public License instead.) You can apply it to your programs, too.
When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.
To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights. These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it.
For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights.
We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy, distribute and/or modify the software.
Also, for each author's protection and ours, we want to make certain that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free software. If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original authors' reputations.
Finally, any free program is threatened constantly by software patents. We wish to avoid the danger that redistributors of a free program will individually obtain patent licenses, in effect making the program proprietary. To prevent this, we have made it clear that any patent must be licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed at all.
Well, all of the following dictionaries have the very same definitions (Dont say "great minds think alike"!!)

- Madura English-Sinhala Dictionary
- Madura Online Dictionary - (http://www.maduraonline.com)
- Chatura Sinhala English Dictionary
- Vidudaya English-Sinhala Dictionary
- SriLankeeya Online Sinhala English Dictionary (http://srilankeeya.com)
- EnSiTip - English-Sinhala-PopUp Dictionary (a Firefox add-on)
- Chatura Sinhala English Dictionary Firefox Toolbar

The fact is that this dictionary database was originally developed (& owned) by THIBUS software. And all the above sources have illegally copied the database from THIBUS including EnSiTip. Any one can rob someone else's property and republish under GNU/GPL. If this database is issued under GNU/GPL it is mandatory that it is publicly available for anyone to download. But this dictionary database is NOT publicly available and in fact property of THIBUS.

You seem to be the author of Chatura Dictionary, if so where did you get this dictionary database? And if you make it under GPL, have you made it available to the general public?
Well I remember a famous Sinhalese proverb "horungeth horu kamba horu"
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08-23-2009, 02:58 PM

I have to tell that, I havent touch anything from Thibas software, even I dont have that software and even I dont know Thibas have that kind of database.
I told you that how I got data.
People are using Ensitp for more than two years now and its very popular among Sri Lankans.
So why you people make copyright claims for it after two years. There is somthing suspicious thing going on here against Sinhala English Dictionaries.

Ensitip creators never want to make it GNU/GPL if they have a illegal database because it is done by Language Research Center. Every people who use Sinhala unicode know about it. They distributed it under GNU/GPL respecting its laws.
I never believe that they get data from Thibas illegally.

So why do you people did for these two years... sleep? till all dictionaries become popular among people.

So what happen to Thibas, many people dont know that there is a dictionary called Thibas

However if something is proprietary the creator of that program should take necessary steps to protect their data, source form leaking to the public (such as encrypting the data) before distribute.
They notice that their data is leaked after two years.

How can we believe????????????

There is a conspiracy going now against Sinhala English Dictionary software, that's the truth
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