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Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 15:01:51 +0200

On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 12:22:17 +0000 (UTC) (Lee Hollaar) wrote:

> In article <> Stefaan A
> Eeckels <> writes:
> >Care to explain how you manage to avoid making copies
> >or derivative works from your first sale copy?
> If you are the lawful owner of a copy, which you are if you have
> permission to download and save the file, then you get to make any
> copy that is essential to the use of the computer program on a
> machine, and adapt (make derivative works) as necessary.

But you do not have to right to distribute those 
derivative works, do you?

> You don't have to avoid anything.  As the owner of a copy of the
> computer program, you have an absolute privilege to make the copies
> and derivative works, without the permission of the copyright owner
> and even if the copyright owner disapproves.

But you cannot makes copies that are for other
purposes (like selling), can you?

Thus, the idea of using first sale to justify
extracting code from a tarball, and combining
it with other code into an "aggregation" without
accepting the GPL is a non-starter. Right?

"What is stated clearly conceives easily."  -- Inspired sales droid

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