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Re: CSRG archives

From: RJack
Subject: Re: CSRG archives
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:10:14 -0000
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
On 3/23/2010 10:49 AM, RJack wrote:
Before anyone starts filing copyright infringement claims concerning the vast quntity of unix and posix-like source code modules out there in cyberspace they should run a utility like Eric Raymond's code comparator against the CSRG code. It may open some eyes concerning the true original creators of source modules in things unix-like. BusyBox code included.

If the original creators licensed the code such that others could make derivative works and did not restrict the license under which those derivative works could be distributed then it does not matter how those works got their start.
Creators of derivative works may file copyright infringement claims if their license is not being honored

If creators can prove they have authored some original code and properly
register their that original code with the Copyright Office and can
prove they released their own code under a legally enforceable copyright
license and can demonstrate substantial similarity in copying
protectable code without permission, it is their right to sue for
copyright infringement of their own code. That sounds like great
copyright law to me.

RJack :)

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