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Re: Is database schema covered by the GPL?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Is database schema covered by the GPL?
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 22:41:46 +0100

walterbyrd wrote:
> Would my application have to licensed under the GPL?

"In fact, the GPL itself rejects any automatic aggregation of software 
copyrights under the GPL simply because one program licensed under the 
GPL is distributed together with another program that is not licensed 
under the GPL: "In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based 
on the Program with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on 
a volume of a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other 
work under the scope of this License." Plaintiff's mischaracterization 
of the GPL in his Response has no bearing on the resolution of the 
pending Motion to Dismiss because the Court can examine the GPL itself. 
"[T]o the extent that the terms of an attached contract conflict with 
the allegations of the complaint, the contract controls." Centers v. 
Centennial Mortg., Inc., 398 F.3d 930, 933 (7th Cir. 2005)" 

Credits go to the FSF hired attorneys speaking on behalf of their client

Philip A. Whistler (#1205-49) 
Curtis W. McCauley (#16456-49) 
Attorneys for Defendant, Free Software Foundation, Inc. 

One American Square Box 82001 
Indianapolis, IN 46282-0002 


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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