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Re: SCO laying an ambush for the GPL?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: SCO laying an ambush for the GPL?
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 11:33:31 +0200

Stefaan A Eeckels wrote:
> IMHO, it badly reeks of legal chicanery. I do understand that
> the OP has problems with some of the FSF's more outlandish claims
> WRT derivative works, but I sure have major problems with his
> idea that making source code freely available essentially means
> losing any form of copyright protection.

Not any. You still have exclusive right to prepare derivative works 
(derivative *literary* works modulo the AFC test) and impose 
reciprocate terms on your licenses for derivative works. Read the 
CPL... notwithstanding that it is unabashedly a contract, not a bare 
copyright license.


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