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Copyright of "inst/raw/real.dat"
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The file "inst/raw/real.dat" was obtained by the upstream author Charlotte
Wickham from "http://www.cis.rit.edu/mcsl/online/munsell.php". In her mail [1]
she writes that she believes that the data is not protected by copyright.
Benjamin Eikel contacted the Munsell Color Science Laboratory and got an
unclear answer [2] concerning the copyright of the data.

[1]
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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:29:44 -0700
From: Charlotte Wickham <cwickham@gmail.com>
To: Faheem Mitha <faheem@faheem.info>
Subject: Re: Debian enquiry about data files in munsell

I obtained real.dat from http://www.cis.rit.edu/mcsl/online/munsell.php 
which is a digitization of Table 1 in:   S. M. NEWHALL, D. NICKERSON, and 
D. B. JUDD. Final report of the o.s.a. subcommittee on the spacing of the 
munsell colors. J. Opt. Soc. Am., 33(7):385–411, 07 1943.

It shouldn't be copyrighted for two reasons: (1) it's data, (2) it's 
produced by employees of the federal govt,  but I don't have any proof of 
that.

I'm updating my package documentation to improve the description of the 
source data.

Charlotte
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[2]
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Betreff: Re: [General MCSL information] License for Munsell color data file 
"real.dat"
Datum: Dienstag, 3. September 2013, 11:01:12
Von: Val Hemink <val@cis.rit.edu>
An: debian@eikel.org

The software is free to use for any purpose, "as is" only. We offer no 
guarantee on the accuracy of the data.
- Val

Valerie Hemink, Staff Assistant and Notary Public
Munsell Color Science Laboratory
Rochester Institute of Technology
54 Lomb Memorial Drive, COL-1075
Rochester, New York 14623
Voice: (585) 475-7189      
Fax: (585) 475-4444
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