[Fedora-legal-list] Does input method table count as software?

Ding-Yi Chen dchen at redhat.com
Mon Aug 10 05:41:09 UTC 2009


I am packing Dayi3, a Chinese input method for IBus.

The license of the table (as shown in
http://code.google.com/p/openvanilla/source/browse/trunk/Modules/SharedData/dayi3.cin )


   This table is authorized by Taiyi (http://www.dayi.com) for free 
   download and use.

   Users may not distribute the modified character encoding rules, 
   but can change the table format for other input method and platform.

Input method tables are data tables that at least contain two fields:
"input code" and corresponding character. These tables are not
executable, and require input method engine such as ibus-table or
scim-table to load them.

I am not sure whether input method table is a software or a content.
If it is a software, what's the license?
If it is a content, is CC-BY-ND appropriate? 


Ding-Yi Chen
Software Engineer
Internationalization Group
Red Hat, Inc.

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