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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: 15 May 2009 21:20:30 GMT

In article <vVkPl.47677$5N7.31167@newsfe09.iad>,
Hyman Rosen  <> wrote:
>Joerg Schilling wrote:
>> Linking different works together does not create a derived work as
>> this is an automated process that cannot add creation, but creation
>> is needed in order to create a derived work.

>US copyright law 
>US copyright law 
>US copyright law 
>US copyright law 
>US copyright law 
>US copyright law 
>US copyright law 

A lot of unimportant remarks. Most of the OSS Code is from Europe and most OSS 
users are in Europe. Arguing with US Copyright _only_ gives a bad taste.

>We see that the creator of a collective work must have the permission
>of the copyright holders of the components to include them, and this is
>separate from any other permission that the rights holders may have granted.

If you read the GPL, you will find out that the GPL gives the permission
to use the software.....the needed way.

If you create a work that _contains_ GPL code, you need to put the whole under 
GPL. If you however link a GPL project against any library that was 
independently developed, this library does not need to be under GPL as the GPL
is _intentionally_ open for this case.

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