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Re: what is the current status of GPL v3

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: what is the current status of GPL v3
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 14:52:36 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> "Alfred M. Szmidt" wrote:
> [...]
>> holders.  Like Linux, or is Linux also a compilation according to you?
> Linux is a compilation according to copyright law.

Depends on what you call "Linux".  A typical GNU/Linux distribution
certainly is (Alfred's opinion notwithstanding).  The kernel alone,
however, is rather a composite work derived and authored by several
parties.  Its components are no longer independent bodies of work.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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