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Re: GPL and other licences

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 11:43:39 +0100

Barry Margolin wrote:
> But that's not really a good analogy.  Combining two programs is not
> just making references, you actually merge parts of one program into a
> copy of the other. 

What do you mean by "merge". They remain as two separate computer 
programs (or parts thereof, if you like) under copyright law. No 
protected expression was transformed/modified forming a derivative 
work. Combined executable is just an aggregation of many computer 
program works under copyright law. If you insist I can supply you 
with maps that will allow you to extract all those distinct 


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