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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 17:06:40 +0200

"Alfred M. Szmidt" wrote:
>    > Which has nothing to do with why the NASA Open Source Agreement
>    > (NOSG) is a non-free license.  I suggest you read section G:
>    >
>    > | G. Each Contributor represents that that its Modification is
>    > |    believed to be Contributor's original creation and does not
>    > |    violate any existing agreements, regulations, statutes or
>    > |    rules, and further that Contributor has sufficient rights to
>    > |    grant the rights conveyed by this Agreement.
>    >
>    > I.e. I am not allowed to take code that I have not created and
>    > combine it with a program which is licensed under the NOSG.
>    When you take third party code and combine that code with NOSA'd
>    code, it is neither modification nor Modification, [...]
> The end product is a modification, yes.  

Only in your damaged brain.

> The creation that is added

Is just separate computer program (literary) work (aka software). 
Program code A + program code B modifies neither program code A nor 
program code B. Think black boxes. Kapis, retard?

> create the modification is not the `Contributor's original creation'
> though.
>    Read all about "Larger Work" as spelled in both DEFINITIONS and
> Which has nothing to do with this, since it isn't a `Larger work' that
> is being used.

Uh moron. 

E. "Larger Work" means computer software that combines Subject Software,
or portions thereof, with software separate from the Subject Software 
that is not governed by the terms of this Agreement. 

F. "Modification" means any alteration of, including addition to or 
deletion from, the substance or structure of either the Original 
Software or Subject Software, and includes derivative works, as that 
term is defined in the Copyright Statute, 17 USC 101. However, the 
act of including Subject Software as part of a Larger Work does not 
in and of itself constitute a Modification. 


I. A Recipient may create a Larger Work by combining Subject Software 
with separate software not governed by the terms of this agreement and 
distribute the Larger Work as a single product. In such case, the 
Recipient must make sure Subject Software, or portions thereof, 
included in the Larger Work is subject to this Agreement. 


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