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Re: Something about Less General Public License

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: Something about Less General Public License
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 17:54:45 +0100

Seg, 2006-06-26 às 17:52 +0200, Alexander Terekhov escreveu:
> Byron A Jeff wrote:
> [...]
> > I took it to mean that he started with the LGPL code base and added code
> > to it. I also took it to mean that his code could not function
> > independantly from the original LGPL code base.
> External factors are totally irrelevant. Copyright is about expression, 
> not dependencies. No MS DirectX program can function without MS DirectX 
> (broken and incomplete WINE stuff aside for a moment), but that doesn't 
> make DirectX programs derivative works of DirectX.

If they are unable to function without including DirectX in their memory
segment, becoming one single program, then they _are_ in fact a

It's like a book that is unreadable without adding the pages from
another book.

DirectX's license certainly allows linking said software with other
licenses or it wouldn't be used at all.


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