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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 13:24:18 +0200

Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 2005-04-21 at 10:57 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > 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?
> 
> Well, apart from the fact that there is no "combining" but combining,
> one should take in account that while in combining you are just
> combining, when you build upon an existing work (aka use a library)
> you're making a derivate.

In a metaphysical sense, all works are derivatives. But under 
copyright law (apart from the GNU Republic), exclusive right to 
prepare derivative works doesn't cover compilations. Go read the 
legal code, stupid.

regards,
alexander.


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