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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 10:21:47 -0400
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David Kastrup wrote:
Sure.  But it does not mean that the work is necessarily free from the
copyright of others.

It is free from the work of others unless it contains pieces of
the other work copied into it.

There have been cases where secondary literature, or spinoffs or
continuations have been prohibited on the base of copyright laws.

Yes. But these have never been applied to computer code. Just the
opposite, in fact - that an expression is the only possible way to
represent something is a defense against copyright violation.

Things are not as pretty as you'd like them to be.

You cannot use copyright to prevent interoperability with separate

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