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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: 15 May 2009 21:04:10 GMT

In article <1JkPl.47575$5N7.35555@newsfe09.iad>,
Hyman Rosen  <> wrote:

>> The idea that there is a difference comes from the incorrect
> > assumption that you need to put a binary compiled from GPL
> > sources under GPL too.
>No, this is a correct assumption. A binary compiled from GPLed
>source has the same copyright as the source - it is the same
>program, because there is a single copyright in a computer program
>for both the source and binary.

You are wrong: a binary is just a container object that contains 
translated versions from different works.

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