From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 18 2009 - 22:14:12 CST
"verdy_p" <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:
> As this licence is signed by IBM explicitly, this just means that IBM
> has explicitly given to everyone the right to use the ICU code part
> related to BOCU-1, and you don't even need to ask for a permission (as
> long as you also respect the "full conformance" required by IBM and
> signaled in UTN#6: just base your work on ICU (even if you actually
> don't use any part of it if everything was modified) and make sure
> that your modifications are fully conforming, and you're ready to
> distribute your own code immediately.
So I'm legally OK if I want to reverse-engineer ICU code, but not if I
want to start from scratch and read the specification and build my own?
I did, in fact, design and implement and test my own fully conformant
BOCU-1 encoder and decoder, before the legal hammer came down. I wonder
if that code will ever see the light of day again.
-- Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ http://is.gd/2kf0s
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