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Re: describe-char and unicode data

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: describe-char and unicode data
Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 16:34:59 +0200
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Florian Weimer <address@hidden> writes:

> Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Unihan.txt is strongly non-free, so it can't be distributed anyway.
>>> Data derived from it falls under the same restrictive license, I fear.
>> Note the last sentence below.
> Still doesn't allow for modified distribution, does it?

I don't see why it is restricted

| Limitations on Rights to Redistribute This Data
|     Recipient is granted the right to make copies in any form for
|     internal distribution and to freely use the information supplied
|     in the creation of products supporting the UnicodeTM Standard. The
|     files in the Unicode Character Database can be redistributed to
|     third parties or other organizations (whether for profit or not)
|     as long as this notice and the disclaimer notice are
|     retained. Information can be extracted from these files and used
|     in documentation or programs, as long as there is an accompanying
|     notice indicating the source.

as long as we include a notice, but I'm not a lawyer.

PS. I have forwarded Richard's question to Rick McGowan of Unicode
Inc.; I discussed this issue with him about a month ago.

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