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Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL

From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 19:11:00 +0000 (UTC)
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Hyman Rosen <> writes:

>Rahul Dhesi wrote:
>> I did not find the phrase "derivative work" in the GPL v3 text.  I found
>> it in v2, but you are discussing v3, are you not? If so, it would be
>> better to stick to the language in GPL v3.

>That term, "derivative work", comes from copyright law.

Did you read all of the background behind why the changes were made
going from GPL v2 to v3? I think these were discussed in detail for a
couple of years, maybe longer.

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