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Re: location of UnicodeData.txt

Craig Dickson <crdic@pacbell.net> writes:

> Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 12:20:26PM -0500, Jim Penny wrote:
> > > So, can a standard be DSFG free?
> > 
> > Strictly speaking, no.  A standard is an idea, or a collection of ideas.
> > There are many ways to express an idea, so there are many ways to
> > express a standard.  Some of these expressions may receive copyright
> > protection.
> The correct question, I think, is "Can a standards _document_ be DFSG
> free?" I think it could be, but most probably are not; a standards
> document is usually copyrighted by the organization that governs the
> standard, and in the absence of an explicit grant of the right to make
> derivative works, such a document would not be DFSG free (to the best of
> my understanding).

Yes, this is true.  However, it does not follow that an
*implementation* of a standard is non-free merely because the
standards document is not.  Generally speaking, there is no
relationship here at all.

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