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

On 11 Feb 2016 10:46, wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:27:48PM -0500, 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.
> > 
> > In summary I suggest:
> > 
> > - Remove the old data.
> > 
> > - Use "Based on Unicode Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR)"
> > 
> > When we get to 100% data coming from CLDR then we'll delete "Based on"
> > (which implies we have local modifications).
> > 
> >
> I dispute the FSF reasoning about copyright. There is a lot of intellectiual
> work in making locales.

that the work is hard and takes time is kind of irrelevant.  you can't
copyright facts, nor should you be able to.  i doubt anyone thinks the
timezone database does not require "a lot of intellectiual work", yet
we agree (or at least the courts do) that it is public domain.

if i wanted to know the translations for the weekdays in language X
and looked/copied the values out of glibc's localedata, that is not
something you can copyright.  claiming copyright on "Mittwoch" or on
"æææ" is ridiculous.

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