[Bug localedata/11213] localedata licencing issues

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[Bug localedata/11213] localedata licencing issues

glaubitz at physik dot fu-berlin.de
http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11213

--- Comment #5 from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder at gmail dot com> 2012-07-13 21:02:26 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> As long as it’s not an explicit Public Domain (which is probably
> illegal), much would be fine with me.

Heh, I was about to post the following:

| I'm fond of
|
|  % This file has been put in the public domain.
|  % You can do whatever you want with this file.
|  %
|  % Author: Chris Leonard
|
| Some[*] might object that under some systems of law, there is no such
| thing as putting a work in the public domain.  These people would be
| right.  Luckily the above wording makes the intent clear and
| unambiguous enough that reasonable courts recognize it as a license
| grant.
|
| [*] http://www.rosenlaw.com/lj16.htm
|     Rebuttal: http://cr.yp.to/publicdomain.html
|
| If you want to dodge that issue, here's another reasonable way to go:
|
| % Copyright © 2012 Chris Leonard
| % License: Zlib <http://www.zlib.net/zlib_license.html>

Thorsten's "any OSI-approved license" is fine, too.  Even something
that requires reproducing a disclaimer of warranty like the LGPL, GPL,
Expat license, or a two-clause BSD-style license is fine, though it
seems silly for locale data.

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