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Re: Question About GNU General Public License

From: Rui Miguel Seabra
Subject: Re: Question About GNU General Public License
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 13:28:27 +0100

On Tue, 2004-07-20 at 07:00 +0100, Graham Murray wrote:
> I would disagree. If there exists a machine which uses relays or
> pneumatic values or some other hardware mechanism which performs some
> function and someone writes a computer program which uses the same
> 'logic' to perform the same function that I am sure that the software
> is a derivative work of the hardware machine.

Your logic fails because software never makes anything else other than
calculus. It's hardware that actually does anything in the physical
realm, and you can't derivate imaterial works from material works. It is
impossible by definition.


+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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