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Re: [PATCH 3/5] localedata: CLDRv28: update LC_ADDRESS.country_name translations

On 02/11/2016 01:39 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On 11 Feb 2016 10:24, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> On 02/11/2016 05:27 AM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>>> On 02/10/2016 03:12 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>>>> then it would be obvious what version of CLDR was used to
>>>> update the locale.  the downside is that the file isn't 100%
>>>> sourced from CLDR, so it seems like clobbering all the fields
>>>> is wrong ?
>>> Per FSF statement [1] the locale files are not copyrightable so
>>> IMO attribution matters only so much as we care to thank the
>>> previous authors for their work. Such previous authors already
>>> have attribution in the Changelog, and IMO need not have any
>>> more attribution in the source file, just like we don't use
>>> "Contributed by" anymore.
>> claims copyright on CLDR data:
>> <>
> perhaps on all the files and their collection and additional data,
> but you can't copyright facts.

There are some jurisdictions where the legislator intends that
creators of collections of facts have some exclusive rights regarding
the use of these collections.  Details are extremely hairy, see the EU
Database Directive.

I have no idea if any of this applies to CLDR, and I'm not qualified
to determine this.  But the statement, âyou can't copyright factsâ is
only true under very narrow interpretation of the terms âyouâ,
âcan'tâ, âcopyrightâ, and âfactsâ.


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