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Re: Right to copy source code


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Right to copy source code
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 20:20:05 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> 
>> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
>> 
>> > 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"
>> 
>> He did not talk about linking.
>> 
>> > (in short, compilers and linkers don't create derivative works).
>> 
>> In this case, he was talking about creating the derivative work
>> himself by copying material into his code.
>> 
>> Your reading comprehension sometimes really falls short of the mark.
>
> Static linking is the same as copy'n'paste/#include and then compile 
> as one compilation unit. Both means result in an aggregation in the 
> same unit on storage akin to compress, lib, or *zip (runtime binding
> in the same address space aside for a moment). I enjoy you playing 
> an utter cretin, dak.

Actually, pretty much every judge on this planet plays cretin in the
same manner, so there is lots of enjoyment in stock for happy fun
Alexander.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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