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Re: location of UnicodeData.txt

Jim Penny <jpenny@universal-fasteners.com> writes:

> This is straying terribly far from field, but are you saying that it is
> morally correct that the debian project modify standards without
> permission of the standards body?  Or that it is morally correct to
> incorporate (portions of) other programs in your work unconditiontally
> and without permission of the original creators?  Are you saying that if
> the FSF brings a suit alleging GPL violation, that this suit is immoral?

I'm saying that

1) It is not *possible* to change the standard without the permission
   of the standards body; 

2) We want the right to be able to distribute properly marked modified
   versions of documents issued by standards bodies (where properly
   marked means adding a notice like "this is not the official
   standard, we changed it");

3) If we don't have the right in (2), it's can't be part of Debian.  I
   happen to think that there is generally no moral problem in
   violating copyrights, but Debian's policy is to honor them.

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