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

On 02/11/2016 04:24 AM, 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:
>   <>
> The terms do not appear to be too onerous, but I would recommend to
> obtain FSF (and internal) sign-off before incorporating data directly
> from CLDR into glibc.

Does this position not make it clear?

For the Unicode 8.0 update and this CLDR update we should be
stripping all conflicting copyright notices and adding:

% This file is part of the GNU C Library and contains locale data.
% The Free Software Foundation does not claim any copyright interest
% in the locale data contained in this file.  The foregoing does not
% affect the license of the GNU C Library as a whole.  It does not
% exempt you from the conditions of the license if your use would
% otherwise be governed by that license.

Per the FSF request?

I don't see that we need to keep making legal requests unless the
FSF changes their position.


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