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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs


From: Tim Smith
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2004 18:50:40 GMT
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On 2004-07-07, Rui Miguel Seabra <address@hidden> wrote:
> *sigh* no. No one said CPL'ed works are derivate works of GPL'ed works.
>
> Only that the end result is a derivate of both works.
>
> If one can't work without the other it's not mere aggregation.

By that argument, video games for console systems are derivative works of
the console system firmware, and it would be a copyright violation to make a
video game for such a system without permission.

That's not how its come out in court, so there seems to be a flaw in your
theory of what makes a derivative work.

-- 
--Tim Smith


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