[Mediawiki-i18n] [Wiktionary-l] Names of Wikimedia languages and other matrix

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 17:47:58 UTC 2015

Milos Rancic, 20/05/2015 10:36:
> May somebody clarify that Unicode data is free? PD or CC-BY-SA
> compatible.

Sure. The license __for data and software__ is 
http://unicode.org/copyright.html#Exhibit1 which is a BSD 3-clause 
license with trivial changes to make it even clearer and freer, such as 
the removal of the term "binary form" and "other materials".

CLDR data is embedded in most free software, e.g. via ICU, packages for 
which are available e.g. in Debian which is notoriously restrictive as 
regards licenses. https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=icu

Besides, language names are evidently not copyrightable and Unicode 
makes no attempt to state the contrary. (Their license is still useful 
for sad places like EU where the set of names could be considered 
subject to sui generis database rights.)


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