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Re: Right to copy source code

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Right to copy source code
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 19:59:25 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
> > David Kastrup wrote:
> > [...]
> >> > Your "program" is merely an aggregation ("collective work" at most
> >> > if selection is creative enough) of multiple computer program works.
> >>
> >> "copy the source code that I need to my project and compile it"...
> >> Sorry, but that's not even borderline contentious: of course this
> >> constitutes creation of a derived work, not an aggregation.
> >
> > Only in the GNU Republic. That's because in the GNU Republic,
> > linking creates a "derived work"
> He did not talk about linking.
> > (in short, compilers and linkers don't create derivative works).
> In this case, he was talking about creating the derivative work
> himself by copying material into his code.
> Your reading comprehension sometimes really falls short of the mark.

Static linking is the same as copy'n'paste/#include and then compile 
as one compilation unit. Both means result in an aggregation in the 
same unit on storage akin to compress, lib, or *zip (runtime binding
in the same address space aside for a moment). I enjoy you playing 
an utter cretin, dak.



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