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Re: "Adobe Open Source License" GPL compatible?


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: "Adobe Open Source License" GPL compatible?
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 10:57:39 +0200

Tim Smith wrote:
> 
> In article <address@hidden>, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > My answer is below it. As far as the GPL is concerned, everything is
> > compatible with it. It might not be so under jursidiction of the GNU
> > Republic (where only Mr President Stallman knows and rules what is
> > "compatible"), but who cares?
> 
> This makes no sense.  If I have some GPL'ed code and some code under license
> Foo, and I can combine them in a program in such a way that I can satisfy
> they terms of both GPL and Foo, then it makes sense to say they are
> compatible.  If I cannot do so, then it makes sense to say they are
> incompatible.

First sale aside for a moment, GPL is a bare copyright license. When
you merely "combine" works, you create compilations, not derivative
works. The former is also known as "mere aggregation." Got it now?

regards,
alexander.


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