License for the tzdata information
Paul_Koning at Dell.com
Tue May 5 14:31:52 UTC 2009
>>>>> "walter" == walter harms <wharms at bfs.de> writes:
walter> hgi list, i was following these thread .. so far i
walter> understand is the tz database a compiled list and not
walter> protected. So noone would be hurt if Ado add something like
walter> "this list is compiled from public source"
walter> or from gfdl:
walter> " Copyright (C) <year> <your name>. Permission is granted to
walter> copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms
walter> of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any
walter> later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with
walter> no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no
walter> Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the
walter> section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License". "
walter> note: i do not suggest to make this gfdl. it is only an
walter> example how they describe there licence inside a document.
Can we get an authoritative answer please?
GFDL is something COMPLETELY different from "public domain". If one
is right then the other is wrong.
And yes, the list is compiled from public source, but that doesn't
directly answer the question of the copyright on the resulting work.
It might not qualify in any case in the USA under the "sweat of the
brow" rule (Feist v. Rural,
But if it's a work of the USA and thereby in the public domain, that's
an easier route.
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