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Re: using GPL api to be used in a properietary software

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: using GPL api to be used in a properietary software
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 16:57:55 +0100

Martin Dickopp wrote:
> I have no idea what you're aiming at. 

I'm not surprised.

>                                        If the works of A and B are
> combined to form a derivative work by an entity C, and the act of

Combined as in what? Can you print two different stories (bought
electronically) on the same sheet of paper (to form a combined 
printout) or not? Printing them in one pass is certainly illegal
in the GNU Republic... unless you happen to be entitled with a
privilege to prepare derivative works of both and they both came 
to you under "compatible" licenses, right?

> creating the derivative work is not creative enough to be copyrightable
> (as in the case of running a dynamically linked program, for example),
> then C gains no copyright of the derivative work. 

Turn on your brain and try



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