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Re: GNU License, Again


From: Keith Thompson
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 22:06:16 -0700
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address@hidden(none) (Byron Jeff) writes:
> In article <address@hidden>,
> mike3  <address@hidden> wrote:
>>Here's the scenario:
>>
>>I have two programs, a GPL program and my own program, to which I
>>myself own the copyrights.
>
> The point is moot then. If you own the copyrights, you can do anything
> you like with the programs. Copyright is always about what rights the
> non copyright owner has, not the copyright owner.
>
>>Now, I take a couple of pieces of the GPL program and install them in
>>my own program,
>
> You've already stated that they are both your own program... 
>
> "[both], to which I myself own the copyrights."
[...]

I think what he meant was:

    I have two programs,
            a GPL program
        and
            my own program, to which I myself own the copyrights.

But the phrasing was ambiguous, and the use of "copyrights" rather
than "copyright" could easily imply that it applies to both programs.

-- 
Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith) address@hidden  <http://www.ghoti.net/~kst>
San Diego Supercomputer Center             <*>  <http://users.sdsc.edu/~kst>
"We must do something.  This is something.  Therefore, we must do this."
    -- Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, "Yes Minister"


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