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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: Rui Miguel Seabra
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2004 16:05:04 +0100

On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 16:48 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> > Only that the end result is a derivate of both works.
> You mean the tarball? In metaphysical sense, yes. But I mean 
> copyright. Under your theory, "tar" is a rather dangerous utility.

No. tar is like your regular shopping bag, it can contain one book, or

It is commonly used to bulk up together in one single file [book] all
the files [pages] of a program [book].

> > If one can't work without the other it's not mere aggregation.
> Really? Sez who? (Besides you and other GNUtians, that is.)

Aggregation is many books, not one book with every other line from
different books.


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