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From Mathias Bauer <Mathias_Ba...@gmx.net>
Subject Re: [repo] External sources, ICU (was: Who wants to build OpenOffice?)
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2011 18:21:19 GMT
Am 09.09.2011 12:06, schrieb Eike Rathke:

> 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"?

If we can be sure about the IP situation, we should at least add
copyright headers to the files, shouldn't we? Or put a license file into
the repository.

Regards,
Mathias

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