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Re: Unicode Character Database

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>:

> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2002/debian-legal-200211/msg00304.html
> ...in which Edmund Grimley Evans says it's free.

> Edmund Grimley Evans	YES

That YES should be attributed to Thomas Bushnell rather than me.

I don't think it's free, though the licence seems to allow anyone to
automatically generate a file that contains the same information and
then release the new file under a licence of their choice, which is
what the FSF are going to do, according to a recent message in this

If possible, it would be helpful to distribute together with the new
file a script that converts the new file into a file that is (almost)
identical to the original file, thus allowing people to check that the
conversion was lossless. Also, if you can't be bothered to patch a
program that uses the original file to use the new file instead, just
pipe the input through the converter ...


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