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Re: Non-free files in source packages?

* Simon Josefsson:

>> It may be the case that the data could be plucked from the RFC and 
>> freely distributed, albeit only in places that don't allow 'sweat of the 
>> brow' copyrights.
> I know I answered this already, but I thought I'd add that
> licensing@gnu.org suggested that the tables from RFC 3454 

IIRC, RFC 3454 contains Nameprep.

> might not be copyrightable, because they lack the creativity
> required for copyright.

In Germany, I would be very surprised if it wasn't protected as a
database.  A significant effort was necessary to create the mapping,
and this is sufficient.

The U.S. lacks database protection laws, but it's pretty unique in
this regard.

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