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Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:23:50 -0400
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Barry Margolin wrote:
It's not the scheduler that's a derivative, it's the new Linux kernel that results from replacing the scheduler in the old kernel. I.e.

Linux - schedulerA + schedulerB => derivative of Linux.

But the new scheduler itself is not entangled with the copyright
of Linux. And the combined work of Linux + new scheduler is a
derivative of Linux only if the changes to use the new scheduler
involved enough modifications to Linux to consider them a significant
work of authorship.

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