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From Mathias Bauer <Mathias_Ba...@gmx.net>
Subject Re: [repo] External sources, ICU (was: Who wants to build OpenOffice?)
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2011 17:33:59 GMT
Am 08.09.2011 02:41, schrieb Eike Rathke:

> Hi Pedro,
> 
> On Wednesday, 2011-09-07 14:19:50 -0700, Pedro F. Giffuni 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? :-)

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.

Regards,
Mathias

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