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Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code

From: Lee Hollaar
Subject: Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 13:32:10 +0000 (UTC)

In article <> Stefaan A Eeckels 
<> writes:
>1. Download x copies of a GPLed program, so that he has
>   x copies subject to first sale,
>2. Extract the desired files, or bits of files, from
>   a copy, 
>3. Combine the extracted files with other files to form
>   a new program, which is an aggregation, and not a 
>   derivative work,
>4. Distribute the result x times without complying with
>   the GPL.

That's probably not permissible.

But if you instruct the end user on how to do it, starting with
lawfully acquiring a copy by downloading it, then it would be

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