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Re: DLL Copyright

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: DLL Copyright
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 20:10:33 +0200

"Alfred M. Szmidt" wrote:
>    The Linux kernel is a compilation of many separate and independent
>    works (computer programs are protected as literaly works modulo the
>    AFC test) under copyright law.
> The Linux kernel under copyright law is a single entity.  It sure
> isn't a compilation. 

It sure is a compilation. And a compilation is a single entity, BTW.

>                      Next thing we know is that by mingling text in
> some manner is a compilation, and not a deriviate work.

That depends.

>    In fact, not everything in the Linux kernel is under the GPL.
> To comply with the GNU GPL, everything in Linux must be licensed under
> the GNU GPL, as stated by the GNU GPL.  See section 2.

Oh dear, go sue Torvalds & Co. The kernel is full of non-GPL stuff. 


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