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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Peter Köhlmann
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 23:36:58 +0200
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Rjack wrote:

> Hyman Rosen wrote:
>> Rjack wrote:
>>> The inserted GPL library code is verbatim and unmodified.
>> Untrue - static linking makes changes to the inserted library
>> code as addresses are resolved. But that's probably not relevant.
>>> The whole compilation is in no way "based" on unmodified GPL'd
>>  > library code.
>> False. The GPL itself defines what it means by "based", and that
>> definition states that it describes a work other than a verbatim
>> copy whose production requires copyright permission.
> Uh... you can't define your own copyright law and expect a federal
> court to enforce your new definition. Read 17 USC sec. 301.

You naturally can. If the licence gives rights in *addition* to copyright, 
which is the case with GPL, you certainly can. And it is enforceable.

You just can not create a licence which takes away rights granted by pure 
copyright and expect that to be enforceable

But then, you are Rjack. Reason has never come anywhere near you
Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
                -- Henry Spencer

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