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Re: "Adobe Open Source License" GPL compatible?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: "Adobe Open Source License" GPL compatible?
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 13:24:18 +0200

Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-04-21 at 10:57 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > First sale aside for a moment, GPL is a bare copyright license. When
> > you merely "combine" works, you create compilations, not derivative
> > works. The former is also known as "mere aggregation." Got it now?
> Well, apart from the fact that there is no "combining" but combining,
> one should take in account that while in combining you are just
> combining, when you build upon an existing work (aka use a library)
> you're making a derivate.

In a metaphysical sense, all works are derivatives. But under 
copyright law (apart from the GNU Republic), exclusive right to 
prepare derivative works doesn't cover compilations. Go read the 
legal code, stupid.


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