[Bug localedata/11213] localedata licencing issues

jrnieder at gmail dot com sourceware-bugzilla@sourceware.org
Sun Jul 15 21:18:00 GMT 2012


--- Comment #11 from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder at gmail dot com> 2012-07-15 18:16:16 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #10)
> I'm sorry, I didn't realize the presence of this bug earlier. We have made
> some research regarding this on the mailing list some time ago and this is
> currently the opinion of FSF on the matter:
>   http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-locales/2012-q2/msg00136.html
> I.e., locale data is not copyrightable, therefore it cannot be covered by any
> licence and that is also the reason we do not require copyright assignment
> paperwork from the locale authors.

I guess one approach would be to scrub all the comments out of these files
so all that is left is the locale data?

Though I wouldn't be too thrilled with that.

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