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Re: Question About GNU General Public License


From: Isaac
Subject: Re: Question About GNU General Public License
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 20:21:48 -0500
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On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 11:38:53 +0100, Rui Miguel Seabra <address@hidden> wrote:
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> On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 11:44 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>> David Kastrup wrote:
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>> > Linking, whether static or dynamic, changes the program=20
>>=20
>> It doesn't change the program.=20
> 
> Oh really? Then why doesn't the program fullfil its purpose without the
> library, either at compile time or at run time?

If I broke into your office and stole an unfinished program that would not
compile, would it be a copyright infringement for me to post the code to
the internet?

It is certainly possible to have a copyright in an incomplete program that
will not run.

Isaac


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