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Re: GPL question

From: Richard Tobin
Subject: Re: GPL question
Date: 15 May 2007 15:52:20 GMT

In article <>,
Alexander Terekhov  <> wrote:

>You may try to state that under your contract "mere aggregation" (in 
>GNU speak) triggers the same obligations as derivative work and that 
>it encompassing all works in a compilation/aggregation.

I don't want to prevent *real* mere aggregation.  What I want to
prevent is someone using it in another program without licensing that
program in the same way.

>Then you just 
>hope that it can withstand challenges under doctrines of preemption, 
>misuse, and whatnot (such as lack of contract formation and 
>distribution under 17 USC 109/117 instead, etc.). 

It sounds as though you don't think I should be able to restrict my
software in this way.  Why not?

-- Richard
"Consideration shall be given to the need for as many as 32 characters
in some alphabets" - X3.4, 1963.

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