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Re: Licensing question about the BSD

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Licensing question about the BSD
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 18:56:10 +0200

Bruce Lewis wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
> > Heck. Boy scouts. Hey boy, try thinking of real software derivatives
> > like human translations from one programming language to the other
> > with the same set of protected elements in both original work and
> > derivative work (which falls under "modifications" in the BSD case)
> Even in this case the derivative work can have its own copyright
> statement 

Not "its own". A non-derivative compilation (i.e. "not based" in the 
derivative sense under copyright law on some other compilation) have 
its own its own copyright statements, not derivative works. Derivative 
works are under copyright of both its (lawful) creator(s) and the 
owner(s) of the original work.

>           and license.  It must retain the BSD copyright statement and
> license, but that still only applies to the original work.

It applies the entire inseparable derivative work. Stop confusing
derivative works with non-derivative compilations where each
constituent work can be under its own license.


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