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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 10:05:22 +0200

Martin Dickopp wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
> > Now, do you seriously believe that they will be able to convince
> > a non-drunken district judge (appellate and supreme folk aside
> > for a moment) that "works that use the library" are in fact
> > derivative works under copyright law?
> Yes.

On the basis of what? Assume that a district judge doesn't belong to
the GNU church and doesn't live in the GNU Republic (where all works
come into existence as derivatives [because the GNU law says so] of 
other GPL'ed works and hence also fall under the GPL). How are they/
you going to convince him? Make an argument, please.


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