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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Adding code from unicode.org --> Lucene Java
Date Mon, 17 Mar 2008 19:27:54 GMT
I think I see a rationale for the wording.

Unicode, Inc. does not want to support the use of the information to  
implement a competing standard (which to my knowledge doesn't exist,  
but still).

This sounds like an anti-fork clause. I don't personally have an  
opinion.

Craig

On Mar 17, 2008, at 11:53 AM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Roland Weber  
>> <ossfwot@dubioso.net> wrote:
>>> >  * Unicode, Inc. hereby grants the right to freely use the  
>>> information
>>> >  * supplied in this file in the creation of products supporting  
>>> the
>>> >  * Unicode Standard,
>>>
>>> That sounds like an incompatible limitation to me.
>>> Just the kind of FOU (field of use) restriction that
>>> sparked the SUN/JCP debate.
>> I don't think so.  The Sun FOU restriction is about what machines we
>> can run it on - not what the software scope was.  -- justin
>
> And I'm trying to picture a way to use these Unicode sources in a  
> way that
> doesn't support the Unicode Standard.  I agree they were extra words  
> that
> get in the way of a clear interpretation, but still...
>
> Bill
>
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Craig Russell
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