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Re: Unicode Character Database

Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> writes:

> Is /usr/share/perl/5.8.0/unicore/UnicodeData.txt a copy of the file, or
> an "extracted" form of it?  As I read the license, the file is only
> freely redistributable *after* you've modified it -- unless the file is
> not actually copyrightable and the license is not binding.

The next release of GNU miscfiles will have a version that is
really free.  We're going to first transform the existing file into
some other useful format, which will then be licensed entirely under

Since the transform will be non-lossy, we will also invert it and
distribute something identical to the original file, but this time
under the GPL.

The FSF has checked this out with the legal nuts, and they say it
seems like a fine strategy.


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