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Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:11:13 -0000

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> On 3/25/2010 2:18 PM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > Clear to whom?
> Clear to those who are not eager to deliberately misinterpret
> the GPL for their own purposes.

Hyman, the FSF is on record:

"In fact, the GPL itself rejects any automatic aggregation of software
copyrights under the GPL simply because one program licensed under the
GPL is distributed together with another program that is not licensed
under the GPL: "In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based
on the Program with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on
a volume of a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other
work under the scope of this License." Plaintiff's mischaracterization
of the GPL in his Response has no bearing on the resolution of the
pending Motion to Dismiss because the Court can examine the GPL itself.
"[T]o the extent that the terms of an attached contract conflict with
the allegations of the complaint, the contract controls." Centers v.
Centennial Mortg., Inc., 398 F.3d 930, 933 (7th Cir. 2005). . .

In pertinent part, the GPL provides that, if a licensee of computer 
software under the GPL modifies that software or creates a derivative 
work from it, that subsequent work, when distributed, must be licensed 
to all third parties at no charge under the same terms and conditions. "

derivative work != collective work (aka compilation aka "mere
aggregation" in GNU-speak)

Got it now, silly Hyman?


P.S. "Every computer program in the world, BusyBox included, exceeds the
originality standards required by copyright law."

Hyman Rosen <> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

P.P.S. "Of course correlation implies causation! Without this 
fundamental principle, no science would ever make any progress."

Hyman Rosen <> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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