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Re: Right to copy source code


From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: Right to copy source code
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 20:54:57 +0100

Seg, 2007-06-04 às 19:46 +0200, David Kastrup escreveu:
> 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.

Did you ever meet dear Alex in person? I'm almost willing to bet he's a
natural language robot most of the time.

He also never dared to try to prove his theories by distributing copies
of Microsoft software...

Rui

-- 
+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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