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Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 21:48:08 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Barry Margolin wrote:
> > A new version of Linux with a different scheduler serves the same 
> > purpose: they're both operating system kernels.
> 
> But the new scheduler is not a transformed version of any other code.
> Both are required for a work to be derivative.

It's not the scheduler that's a derivative, it's the new Linux kernel 
that results from replacing the scheduler in the old kernel.  I.e.

Linux - schedulerA + schedulerB => derivative of Linux.

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Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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