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Is this a free license?

License follows:
UCD Terms of Use


    The Unicode Character Database is provided as is by Unicode, Inc. No
    claims are made as to fitness for any particular purpose. No
    warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. The recipient
    agrees to determine applicability of information provided. If this
    file has been purchased on magnetic or optical media from Unicode,
    Inc., the sole remedy for any claim will be exchange of defective
    media within 90 days of receipt.

    This disclaimer is applicable for all other data files
    accompanying the Unicode Character Database, some of which have
    been compiled by the Unicode Consortium, and some of which have
    been supplied by other sources.

Limitations on Rights to Redistribute This Data

    Recipient is granted the right to make copies in any form
    for internal distribution and to freely use the information
    supplied in the creation of products supporting the
    UnicodeTM Standard. The files in the Unicode Character
    Database can be redistributed to third parties or other
    organizations (whether for profit or not) as long as this
    notice and the disclaimer notice are retained. Information
    can be extracted from these files and used in documentation
    or programs, as long as there is an accompanying notice
    indicating the source.
End of license.


1)  it appears not to allow modification of the file.  The only
operation permitted is "extraction".

2)  while "extraction" is permitted, no explicit right to redistribute
the extracted (derived) information is granted.

Note:  I have no interest in whether DSFG compatible programs can be
created using this data.  Clearly, they can.  Is a file under this
license, or a file mechanically derived from such a file DSFG free?

Jim Penny

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