IBM documentation license
I have problems interpreting the following copyright statement which
covers the documenting of the ICU library from IBM (which itself is
free). IMHO it is non-free, however it is full of juristical english and
may be acceptable for main if one can extract the relevant parts from
all the blah, blah. The most interessting part is on the bottom of the
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