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Re: DLL Copyright

From: Jacob JKW
Subject: Re: DLL Copyright
Date: 15 May 2006 23:02:53 -0700
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Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> Jacob JKW wrote:
>> The following happens:
>>    1) Source code to an executable is released under the GPL by author #1.
>>    2) Source code is lightly modified by author #2 and then included as a
>>    DLL bundled with a new GPL app by a author #2.
>>    How should the copyright info be handled?
> The DLL bundle must be licensed under the the same terms as the GNU
> GPL (see section 2 of the GNU GPL).  This is because the DLL bundle is
> a deriviate work.
So by "the same terms" do you mean the same copyright? Does this mean
that author #2 holds NO copyright to the application bundle? I've read
the GNU GPL and I'm still not entirely certain, Are there perhaps any
software examples of this to which you could point me?


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