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Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:11:28 -0000
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On 3/26/2010 5:23 AM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
The Software is a collective work under U.S. Copyright Law. "
"The Software is a collective work of Novell"

Note that Red Hat's and Novell's collective works (compilations aka
"mere aggregations" in GNU-speak) contain tons of non-GPL components
even "incompatible" with the GPL.

And there's no problem with that:
    A compilation of a covered work with other separate and independent
    works, which are not by their nature extensions of the covered work,
    and which are not combined with it such as to form a larger program,
    in or on a volume of a storage or distribution medium, is called an
    “aggregate” if the compilation and its resulting copyright are not
    used to limit the access or legal rights of the compilation's users
    beyond what the individual works permit. Inclusion of a covered work
    in an aggregate does not cause this License to apply to the other
    parts of the aggregate.

As an anti-GPL crank, you choose to deliberately misunderstand the
the GPL's distinction between aggregating a covered work into a
distribution with other works and integrating a covered work into a
unified program. But that's you. People without axes to grind aren't
going to have such trouble.

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