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Re: softwarecombinations paper again Re: LGPL vs. GPL

From: rjack
Subject: Re: softwarecombinations paper again Re: LGPL vs. GPL
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 17:56:34 -0400
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
If the program depends on the other program in some manner,
 > then yes you do.

It is entirely clear that for a work to be derivative, it must
incorporate significant portions of the original work. Code
written to interoperate with other code is not a derivative
work of that code by the definition given in the law.

You don't like that? Too bad. Get the law changed. And then
be prepared when Microsoft sues Samba out of existence.

Hyman! You sound like an eminently reasonable person who has read the
law and then thoughtfully crafted a cogent reply.

Feverish today?


"While computer programs are not specifically listed. . . the legislative history leaves no doubt that Congress intended them to be considered literary works."; Computer Associates International v. Altai, 982 F.2d 693 (United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 1992)

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