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Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:11:29 -0000

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> 
> On 3/26/2010 5:23 AM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > http://www.redhat.com/licenses/rhel_us_3.html
> > The Software is a collective work under U.S. Copyright Law. "
> >
> > http://www.novell.com/products/opensuse/eula.html
> > "The Software is a collective work of Novell"
> >
> > Note that Red Hat's and Novell's collective works (compilations aka
> > "mere aggregations" in GNU-speak) contain tons of non-GPL components
> > even "incompatible" with the GPL.
> 
> And there's no problem with that:
> <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
>      A compilation of a covered work with other separate and independent
>      works, which are not by their nature extensions of the covered work,
>      and which are not combined with it such as to form a larger program,
>      in or on a volume of a storage or distribution medium, is called an
>      “aggregate” if the compilation and its resulting copyright are not
>      used to limit the access or legal rights of the compilation's users
>      beyond what the individual works permit. Inclusion of a covered work
>      in an aggregate does not cause this License to apply to the other
>      parts of the aggregate.
> 
> As an anti-GPL crank, you choose to deliberately misunderstand the
> the GPL's distinction between aggregating a covered work into a
> distribution with other works and integrating a covered work into a
> unified program. But that's you. People without axes to grind aren't
> going to have such trouble.

Stop moving the goalposts Hyman. You've been talking about collective
works aka compilations. How come that now it's called "a unified
program"? Don't you know that such a term is not defined in the GPL
and/or copyright law?

regards,
alexander.

P.S. "Every computer program in the world, BusyBox included, exceeds the
originality standards required by copyright law."

Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

P.P.S. "Of course correlation implies causation! Without this 
fundamental principle, no science would ever make any progress."

Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

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