[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 #8 from Thorsten Glaser <tg at mirbsd dot de> 2012-07-15 14:20:36 UTC ---
CC0 would be fine, but OSI has decided to not approve it at the moment.

People raised concerns about things like patent grants, and it was decided to
further discuss, especially as CC is in the process of working on the next
version of their other licences at the moment, and to revisit that later. (For
what it’s worth, I voted in favour of approving CC0.)

As long as only things like FSF and DFSG compatibility are a goal, that
shouldn’t stop you, but having OSI approval has, in the past, helped any sort
of licencing issue.

Now, I’d suggest https://www.mirbsd.org/MirOS-Licence.htm which *is* OSI
approved *and* FSF and DFSG compatible *and* can be used for code, data and any
other kind of copyrightable work. (Disclaimer: that’s mine, so I’m biased.
Although I’ve published criteria a lawyer-written copycenter-style licence must
fulfil for me to disrecommend this one in favour of the new one.)

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