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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 17:31:37 +0200

Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 16:48 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> > > Only that the end result is a derivate of both works.
> >
> > You mean the tarball? In metaphysical sense, yes. But I mean
> > copyright. Under your theory, "tar" is a rather dangerous utility.
> 
> No. tar is like your regular shopping bag, it can contain one book, or
> many.
> 
> It is commonly used to bulk up together in one single file [book] all
> the files [pages] of a program [book].
> 
> > > If one can't work without the other it's not mere aggregation.
> >
> > Really? Sez who? (Besides you and other GNUtians, that is.)
> 
> Aggregation is many books, not one book with every other line from
> different books.

Ok, let's talk in "book" terms. I've NOT created "one book with every 
other line from different books". I've simply took a GNU licensed book, 
e.g. http://www.terekhov.de/downey03semaphores.pdf and wrote my own 
book with a lot of references [interactive links aside for a moment] 
to that GNU licensed book. And tar'ed them together. See the light?

regards,
alexander.


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