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Re: GPL confusion

From: Martin Dickopp
Subject: Re: GPL confusion
Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 18:07:07 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> wrote:
> [...]
>> Suppose I want to use MySQL as a database under MySQL AP's GPL option.
>> Does merely using it as a database invoke the GPL requirement on my
>> Widget Tracker app?
> No.
> Copyright protects software as literacy works. Things like "in order 
> to operate"/"whole program"/etc are completely irrelevant. External 
> elements (stuff from headers and alike) are filtered out by the AFC 
> test when trying to determine whether there is copyright infringement. 

As is well known, you like quoting very much.  Here's your chance to
quote something useful: Could you please quote a few court cases where
the courts have indeed decided in this sense?  Preferredly from the
OP's jurisdiction, as that would be most useful to him.


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