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Re: Org schemas we talked to be non-free, was: [ELPA] New package: repol

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Org schemas we talked to be non-free, was: [ELPA] New package: repology.el
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 01:09:44 -0500

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  > Of the files included with Emacs, maybe the the Unicode data files are
  > the ones that resemble the purpose of the schemas most closely. As they
  > are also part of a standard, modifying them (e.g., put "A" at a position
  > other than 0x41) wouldn't make much sense either.

  > Nevertheless, they are distributed under a license [1] that allows
  > "to deal in the Data Files or Software without restriction, including
  > without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
  > distribute, and/or sell copies".

This is something we could usefully cite if we approach OASIS to ask
to put these schemas under a free license.  It provides precedent.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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