[Bug localedata/11213] localedata licencing issues

tg at mirbsd dot de sourceware-bugzilla@sourceware.org
Sun Jul 15 21:18:00 GMT 2012


--- Comment #12 from Thorsten Glaser <tg at mirbsd dot de> 2012-07-15 18:28:07 UTC ---
Indeed, the concern was raised in Debian (I stumbled upon it), so the SFLC/FSF
opinion is not enough to close this “as is”.

However, if the information from the mail you linked is correct, and the data
really consists only of uncopyrightable information, I personally (not speaking
for Debian) believe your way of resolving this (by removing the notices; I’d
notify the people involved though) is valid.

Jonathan, simply commenting the data does not necessarily add enough “work” to
fall under Copyright protection.

/me looks at
for example, now

This example indeed looks uncopyrightable (but the notion of “being put into PD
by its author” is offensive). If the others are like this, I hope Debian will
accept the resolution that the problem is not in the inconsistent notices but
that there have been notices put on such data at all. (Note, IANAL, and I don’t
speak for the Debian glibc maintainers or ftpmasters or legal people.)

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