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Re: Right to copy source code

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Right to copy source code
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 19:27:16 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> > Your "program" is merely an aggregation ("collective work" at most
> > if selection is creative enough) of multiple computer program works.
> "copy the source code that I need to my project and compile it"...
> Sorry, but that's not even borderline contentious: of course this
> constitutes creation of a derived work, not an aggregation.

Only in the GNU Republic. That's because in the GNU Republic, 
linking creates a "derived work" (see the GNU Copyleft Act) akin 
to (quoting renowned GNUtian Alan Mackenzie) "embryo which is 
derived from the egg and sperm." 

Accordingly, GNUtians believe that linking is akin to sex without 
condoms (and that it is not oral or anal) resulting in 100% rate 
of embryo (partner is a side effect) contamination by the GPL 

To OP: as for the up to date legal regime on software combinations 
outside the GNU Republic, see

and also

(in short, compilers and linkers don't create derivative works).




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