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Re: GPL code reuse questions


From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: GPL code reuse questions
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:52:25 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

address@hidden, le Wed 04 Aug 2010 20:59:50 +0200, a écrit :
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:08:45AM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> 
> > No need to care about license stuff: fold that into a separate
> > process, and voilà :)
> 
> It's not that simple. What constitutes a derived work cannot be decided
> based on process boundaries alone.

Sure.

> OTOH, just because programs communicate using Hurd interfaces, doesn't
> mean they are automatically derived works. Where exactly is the cutoff
> line? Hard to say -- it's often a matter of discretion.

I'd have thought that Hurd interfaces are a way to separate derived
works.  There is still the question of mig-generated stubs, that said.

Samuel



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