[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Help building Pen.el (GPT for emacs)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Help building Pen.el (GPT for emacs)
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 10:59:15 +0300

> From: Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net>
> Cc: rms@gnu.org,  mullikine@gmail.com,  emacs-tangents@gnu.org,
>   stefan@marxist.se,  bugs@gnu.support
> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 07:41:21 +0000
> > It cannot be a verbatim copy, because at least the variables, and
> > sometimes also the data types, need to be renamed.  Whether the result
> > is still under the original copyright cannot be established without
> > actually comparing the two versions of the code.  So any general
> > flat rejection of the idea of these services on these grounds is not
> > serious, IMO.
> Not necessarily, if it generates a pure, top-level function. Someone
> could type something like "Sort list of postcodes" and it generates a
> Radix Sort function. And if this is part of some code that was copied a
> lot, the model might tend to generate this verbatim even more likely.

A sort function must state at least the data type before it can be
compiled.  And if you are talking about pseudo-code that is data-type
agnostic, then that's an algorithm, and is not copyrightable, AFAIK.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]