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Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL

From: Peter Köhlmann
Subject: Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 23:39:05 +0100
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Jack Shit wrote:

> 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
> though.

Translation: You can't counter anything he wrote
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