pci.ids license

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Sep 14 05:03:37 PDT 2005

On Maw, 2005-09-13 at 22:18 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to copyright the PCI ID list, since it's 
> a list of facts, and facts in principle aren't subject to copyright.

It does for two reasons

#1 Compilations and databases can have copyright status in some parts of
the world, especially if significant work is required to compile it as
is the case with pci.ids.

#2 Its also attaching a "no warranty" to the work which is important in
certain parts of the world.

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