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Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 18:12:16 +0200

"Alfred M. Szmidt" wrote:
>    Sez who?
> The definition of independant.

Uh. Listen, brainwashed fanatic. A computer program work is a literary 
work with expression being a set of statements or instructions to be 
used directly or indirectly in a computer. Doctrine of independent 
creation aside for a moment, that set of statements or instructions is 
said to be under "independent" copyright if the AFC test shows that it 
doesn't contain any protected elements copied from other work(s). 
References to other computer program works are not protected elements. 
Stop trying to expand the scope of rights under the GPL to infect 
works under independent copyright (in this case, Gottfried's program). 
This is copyright misuse. The penalty for copyright misuse is 
copyright impotence (it gives impunity to real infringes in court of 


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