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Re: Problem with GPLv3 FAQ about linking with Visual C++

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Problem with GPLv3 FAQ about linking with Visual C++
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 14:21:31 -0500
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On 2/3/2010 2:15 PM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
A "work based on the Program" is a modified version which is a
derivative work.

No. A "work based on the Program" is a work which contains all
or part of the Program, transformed or not. It may be a derivative
work if it substantially modified, but more likely it is only a
combined work.

it is wholly incorporated by linking.

Quoting Hyman in his sane mode:

:>  Linking, either dynamically or statically, does not
:>  constitute a significant auctorial transformation of
:>  an existing work, and therefore the person performing
:>  the link step does not gain copyright to a derivative
:>  work, since no such work is created.

Now go take your meds again and witness that your insane suggestion
about linking creating a modified/derivative work is utter bull.

A program statically linked with a library is not a derivative
work of that library because no auctorial transformation of the
library has taken place. However, the linked program is a combined
work, analogous to an anthology, and such a work requires permission
from the rights holders of each component before it may be copied
and distributed. Permission for incorporation into a combined work
must be sought separately for each instance of incorporation.

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