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Re: GNU License, Again

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 10:00:10 +0200

none Byron Jeff wrote:
> In article <>,
> Alexander Terekhov  <> wrote:
> >
> >none Byron Jeff wrote:
> >[...]
> >> Good. Do you see that the extended code is a derivative of the original
> >> GPL code now?
> >
> >SCO/GNU postulatus 101.
> >
> >
> >(SCO Owns Your Computer ... All Your Base Are Belong To Us)
> That's apples and gorillas sir. The article you quote states that SCO
> thinks that any original code that has even been developed for Unix
> systems is a derivative and belongs to them. That far extends beyond the
> concept that if you take GPL code and extend that code, that the
> extension is a derivative.

Read it again.

> >
> ><quote>
> >
> >GPL
> >
> >"GPL has the same derivative rights concept [as UNIX]," according to
> >Sontag...
> >
> ></quote>
> Not true. If you write an original piece of code that runs on a Linux
> system, There are no GPL rights imposed upon it.

Similarly, SCO doesn't claim that code which runs on UNIX system 
belongs to SCO.

> OTOH if you take a piece of GPL codebase and extend it, that's a whole
> different matter.

Yeah, even if an "extension" is 100% original work and doesn't contain
any protected elements from GPL'd work you purport it "extends"?

Stop being utter cretin, none Byron Jeff.


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