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My thesis uses domain language of a (software) project that needs to be precisely defined because those words are ambiguous in the "natural" English language. This software project hosts a glossary using Attribution 4.0 International that I would like to include partly (ca. 20 out of 60 terms).

Can I write the following?

Glossary

The XYZ project glossary¹ defines a set of terms that are used throughout this thesis:

A [Verbatim text defining A]

B [Verbatim text defining B]

....


¹ https://link.to.project.website.glossary

I saw several questions about copying normal text but I think this does not apply here, because I am not copying scientific findings but merely a definition of a "language"?

  • Statement "The XYZ project glossary¹ defines a set of terms that are used throughout this thesis:" doesn't make it clear that you are copying the definitions, make that clearer. – user2768 Aug 22 '18 at 11:21
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The license makes it pretty clear that this is allowed. However, you should probably also, in the footnote, give the license as well as the link. Then a reader needn't follow the link to know that it is licensed.

You might even make it more clear that you are quoting from the original.

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