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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: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 17:00:31 +0200

Stefaan A Eeckels wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 12:42:06 +0200
> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> > -----
> > // Also GPL'ed (derivative work; modifications are non-copyrightable
> > // [too little creativity] but still falls under reciprocation
> > provision)// stuff2.c
> > f(/*...*) {
> >   // qsort(/*...*/);   @@... REMOVED ...
> >   my_sort(/*...*/); // @@... ADDED (same interface)
> > }
> >
> >
> > -----
> > // my_sort.c implementation of my_sort() NOT UNDER THE GPL
> >
> > If you claim that I have to GPL "my_sort.c" (when I distribute both
> > stuff2.c/o and my_sort.c/o as part of some aggregation/compilation)
> > then THIS IS MISUSE.
> 
> No need to get emotional. Nobody forces you to GPL your code,
> and nothing but the GPL allows you to redistribute the code
> you obtained. Your desire to distribute a modified version of
> someone else's code does not give you the right to do so, 

The *modified* code (stuff2.c, which is derived from the stuff.c 
ordiginal) remains under the GPL. You should stop playing idiot,
really.

regards,
alexander.


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