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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 15:07:55 -0400
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Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> Does copyright law have any notion of "a complete program"?  ;-)

No. Copyright law has the notion of a collective work, which is
    a work, such as a periodical issue, anthology, or encyclopedia,
    in which a number of contributions, constituting separate and
    independent works in themselves, are assembled into a collective

A compiled binary consisting of libraries and object files linked
together into a single file is a collective work.

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