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Re: Questions on proprietary program using gcc libraries


From: Rui Miguel Seabra
Subject: Re: Questions on proprietary program using gcc libraries
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 15:55:09 +0100

On Tue, 2004-07-20 at 16:45 +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Barry Margolin wrote:
> > [...]
> > > > Statically and dynamically linked "packages" are compilations, not
> > > > derivative works.
> > > 
> > > OK, but the copyright owner has control over use of his work in
> > > compilations, so the GPL still applies. 
> > 
> > Nope. I own all those copies included in the compilations. First 
> > sale.
> 
> First sale does not give you control over the work.  It gives you
> particular usage rights for the copy.

Which do not include copying. So the copyright holder still has a say on
how his works can be copied, in part or in whole.

Rui

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