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Re: Right to copy source code

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Right to copy source code
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 19:46:32 +0200
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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.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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