Till Jaeger

Dear all,

I'm wondering why https://spdx.org/licenses/Unicode-TOU.html is (still)
part of the license list. Could it be deprecated?

First of all, the current text of the "Unicode® Copyright and Terms of
Use" is quite different from the text which is referenced at
https://spdx.org/licenses/Unicode-TOU.html (SPDX License Diff is very
helpful to show the differences - thanks again to Alan Tse).

Sec. C.3 of the current version refers to the "Unicode Data Files and
Software License":

"Further specifications of rights and restrictions pertaining to the use
of the Unicode DATA FILES and SOFTWARE can be found in the Unicode Data
Files and Software License."

The "Unicode Data Files and Software License"
(https://www.unicode.org/license.txt) is similar but not identical to

To me it seems that the "Unicode® Copyright and Terms of Use" are more
or less ToU for a website and all redistributables are under "Unicode-DFS".

Unicode modifies the "year" within the copyright notice from year to
year. The "Unicode Data Files and Software License" provides as follows:

"this copyright and permission notice appear with all copies
of the Data Files or Software"

Would this require to identify in which year the data and/or software
was copied from the Unicode website to use the license text with the
correct year? Would it be sufficient to use the most recent version of
the license text? Should this be reflected in the SPDX identifier?

Is there anybody with more background information who can give some

Best regards,


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