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Re: what is the current status of GPL v3

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: what is the current status of GPL v3
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 09:27:39 +0200

Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> Well, whatever it is, it isn't Unix!  GNU is more than an operating
> system - Emacs, for example, is part of GNU, though it's definitely not
> part of an OS, and there are LOTS of GNU programs like that.  This is the
> "mere aggregation" that the GPL talks about - lots of independent
> programs packaged together on a single CD or a single FTP site.

Except that what you call a "program" is not what a "computer 
program" is under copyright law. Emacs is a compilation of multiple 
separate and independent computer program works ("mere aggregation" 
in GNU speak), just like Guh-NÜ-slash-Whatever.


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