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Re: location of UnicodeData.txt

"Bernhard R. Link" <blink@informatik.uni-freiburg.de> writes:

> * Jim Penny <jpenny@universal-fasteners.com> [021203 17:35]:
> > OK, now, supposing that the unicode license is found to be non-DSFG
> > free, and hence that UnicodeData.txt is non-free.
> > 
> > Suppose a program implements either unicode collation, regular expressions, 
> > or any of the other things mentioned above.
> > 
> > (collation is at: http://www.unicode.org/unicode/reports/tr10/,
> > regular expressions are at http://www.unicode.org/unicode/reports/tr18/)
> > 
> > Can the program be in debian main?
> When such ridiculous preconditions hold, the program will be most likely
> undistributable at all. Not only for debian but for anybody except the
> author, if there is a single one. (At least if it is GPL or any other similar
> licence)

A program can use the algorithms specified by Unicode without any
copying of Unicode, and can thus be entirely free.

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