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From Eike Rathke <...@erack.de>
Subject Re: [repo] External sources, ICU (was: Who wants to build OpenOffice?)
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:06:41 GMT
Hi Mathias,

On Thursday, 2011-09-08 19:33:59 +0200, Mathias Bauer wrote:

> >> > I don't see why the current ICU 4.0.1 needed to be updated,
> >> > what "issues with headers" are you referring?
> >> 
> >> I am not sure exactly when the ICU license changed but
> >> the first ICU versions had a restrictive license.
> > 
> > Well, ICU 1.8.1 and later don't, see
> > http://userguide.icu-project.org/icufaq#TOC-How-is-the-ICU-licensed-
> > 
> >> We have some code from ICU in the tree, Matthias'
> >> ApacheMigration list has:
> >> 
> >> - get new break iterator data from current ICU
> > 
> > That wouldn't change anything, our break iterator data has the same
> > IBM copyright text as the current ICU's data, for example see
> > http://source.icu-project.org/repos/icu/icu/trunk/source/data/brkitr/char.txt
> > 
> > In fact the entire ICU source is full of
> > "Copyright IBM ... - All Rights Reserved" without mentioning any
> > license, but ICU as a whole is licensed under that nonrestrictive
> > license mentioned above. I don't see any issue with that.
> 
> So YAAL? :-)

I'm glad I'm not ;-)

> Honestly, we shouldn't have files in our repository without a copyright
> header. And if these files are under IBM's copyright, we should fix that.

Please read again: the breakiterator data files were copied from ICU's
source and modified and contain an IBM copyright. All source files of
ICU contain an IBM copyright. Just pick any file under
icu/$INPATH/misc/build/icu/source/ and see. ICU's license is
http://source.icu-project.org/repos/icu/icu/trunk/license.html
What exactly would not be permissible with the breakiterator files given
that the license grants you "the rights to use, copy, modify, merge,
publish, distribute"?

  Eike

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