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Re: [!NEWS] The GNUtards Must Be Crazy

From: Doug Mentohl
Subject: Re: [!NEWS] The GNUtards Must Be Crazy
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 18:35:33 +0000
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Rjack wrote:

The GPL attempts in sec. 2(b) to regulate the distribution of derivative works "in 
rem" with a contract -- which is equivalent to formulating a new copyright law under 
state common law.

'The risk, however, is vastly overstated. The GPL doesn’t use the word “combination.” It uses the phrase “contains or is derived from.” These terms have very specific meanings under copyright law that effectively reduce the reach of the GPL to a licensee's own code'

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