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Re: Question About GNU General Public License


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Question About GNU General Public License
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 17:13:47 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
[...]
> > That means that the copyright status of a "computer program" is
> > unaffected by whetever libraries-or-whatnot -- implementation of
> > "statements or instructions". Read up something on the AFC test.
> 
> Tell that to the courts.  

Tell your silly theory to the US copyright office. They must be  
contravening the law for quite a long time by issuing copyright 
registration for windows, solaris, aix, whatever programs as 
*original works* and not derivatives of Microsoft, SUN, IBM, 
etc. code.

regards,
alexander.


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