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Re: liblinebreak license



On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 23:31:34 -0400 Joey Hess wrote:

> I may need to package liblinebreak, as it seems that new versions of
> fbreader will use it. Thought I'd run the licenses past legal, though
> I think I've convinced myself they are free.
> 
> The main license is BSD-ish:

To be more precise, it's substantially identical to the zlib license,
and hence perfectly fine for main (zlib is in Debian main).

[...]
> It also includes a file linebreakdata.c [1]
> 
>     1 /* The content of this file is generated from:
>     2 # LineBreak-5.0.0.txt
>     3 # Date: 2006-05-23, 11:43:00 PST [KW]
>     4 */
> 
> Which is http://unicode.org/Public/5.0.0/ucd/LineBreak.txt
> and is licened under the (second) license at 
> http://www.unicode.org/terms_of_use.html, as follows:
> 
> EXHIBIT 1
> UNICODE, INC. LICENSE AGREEMENT - DATA FILES AND SOFTWARE
[...]

This license seems to be the same discussed in the following (short)
thread:
http://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/46AE4DBA.2070109@debian.org

It seems to be an uncommon non-copyleft license which meets the DFSG.


What I expressed are my own opinions.
My usual disclaimers: IANAL, TINLA, IANADD, TINASOTODP. 

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