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Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 18:03:32 -0400
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
Rjack wrote:
17 USC 103(b) means that a derivative work may be distributed as
 > a "whole" only by contractual agreement of both copyright holders
 > in "privity". That means that the right to distribute the derivative
 > work is a personal "in personam" right created by contract.

What nonsense. What you may do with a copyrighted work depends on the
license granted by the copyright holder, if such a license exists. No
personal contract is required.

Even if you were correct (which you are not), 17 USC 103 is irrelevant
to your claim, saying only that the creator of a compiled or derivative
work does not gain copyright in the source material and that the presence
of the work in a compilation or derived work does not affect the term of
the copyright of the source material. This has nothing at all to do with
distribution under the GPL.

Congratulations Hymen! You has have moooooooooooooooooooved into total denial. Few people reach that level of denial. For most people, some small element of reality manages to reach them. Not you

Rjack :)

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