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Re: GPL and other licences


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 17:04:27 +0100

Bernd Jendrissek wrote:
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> In article <address@hidden> Alexander Terekhov
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> >Original:
> >
> >  unsigned explosive_power = 0;
> >  while (still_not_eliminated("FSF"))
> >    send_a_bomb("FSF", explosive_power += 10/*kiloton*/);
> >
> >Derivative:
> >
> >  unsigned explosive_power = 0;
> >  while (still_not_eliminated("FSF")) {
> >    fork();
> >    send_a_bomb("FSF", max((explosive_power += 10) + random(), 
> > 666)/*kiloton*/);
> >  }
> 
> <terekhov>
> No, that's still just a compilation.  All that's changed is that you've
> aggregated the original with the independent works "fork();\n", "max((",
> and ") + random(), 666)".
> </terekhov>

You seem to misunderstand. The resulting overall program containing 
independent works for all its components is indeed "still just a 
compilation". But it now contains a derivative program (among other
computer program works) -- a derivative set of instructions to 
eliminate FSF.

regards,
alexander.


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