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Re: I really don't know where to post this. GPL License question


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: I really don't know where to post this. GPL License question
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:33:19 +0100

Tim Smith wrote:
[...]
> If, on the other hand, you mean that you might take the display code
> from the PDF reader, and put that code IN your program, so it is just a
> subroutine you call, then you are going to have to put your code under
> GPL.

http://www.catb.org/~esr/Licensing-HOWTO.html 

<quote> 

consider the case of two scientific papers which reference each 
other. The fact that paper B calls paper A (references it for 
support) does not make B a derivative work of A. This remains 
true whether B and A are published together in a symposium 
(analogous to static linkage) or separately (analogous to 
dynamic linkage). Computer programs are defined in 17 USC as 
literary works 

</quote> 

See also

http://www.usfca.edu/law/determann/softwarecombinations060403.pdf

regards,
alexander.

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