Rudy Lippan wrote:

So what I would like to do is tie the license of the software to the user
of the software respecting the licenses of the community-distributed components
they use, whether or not the individual component is eligible for copyright

You can't have a licence unless some rights are restricted without it. If there really is no intellectual property in the components you mention, they don't need, and can't have a licence.

Also note that, in the UK, some of your examples would be protected by copyright law (database copyrights).

David Woolley
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