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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2004 01:04:28 +0200

Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
[...]
> Where we find the _directly_relevant_ part:
> 
>                                Article 4
>                            Computer Programs
> 
> Computer programs are protected as literary works within the meaning of
> Article 2 of the Berne Convention. Such protection applies to computer
> programs, whatever may be the mode or form of their expression[3]
> 
> [3] Agreed statements concerning Article 4: The scope of protection for
> computer programs under Article 4 of this Treaty, read with Article 2,
> is consistent with Article 2 of the Berne Convention and on a par with
> the relevant provisions of the TRIPS Agreement.

Yes. And neither of these documents say anything about execution. 

regards,
alexander.


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