[Bug localedata/11213] localedata licencing issues

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[Bug localedata/11213] localedata licencing issues

albert.aribaud at 3adev dot fr
http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11213

--- Comment #22 from help at softwarefreedom dot org 2012-07-16 18:49:21 UTC ---
On 07/15/2012 09:13 PM, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

> Hi Keld,
>
> Keld Simonsen wrote[1]:
>
>> Hmm, I contributed a number of locales. I always assumed that there was a
>> copyright to each of them.
>> I do hold a masters in legislate law.
> [lots of helpful background snipped, including the intent of the
> original notice]
>
> Thanks much for this.  I'm cc-ing the SFLC since I'm not sure they
> automatically receive mails to that bug tracker.
>
> My guess is that the FSF's concerns that prompted the "this type of
> thing isn't copyrightable" answer were USA-centric.  If I remember
> correctly, in some jurisdictions outside the United States, the
> eligibility of a work for copyright is based on the amount of work put
> into it (as you remind me), while in the United States it's based on a
> concept of creativity.
>
> (For the curious: I personally would be happiest if the FSF would
> continue not to care about these works' copyright while everyone else
> would consider them as possibly copyrighted.  That way there is no
> need for copyright assignment --- less paperwork! --- but there would
> be no excuse not to follow the usual free software practice of
> documenting the explicit permission grants the authors provide.)
>
> Jonathan
>
> [1] http://sourceware.org/PR11213#c14


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