Posted Feb 16, 2006 19:13 UTC (Thu) by ekj
In reply to: Oh $DEITY
Parent article: On the dual-license model
He's basically rigth, even though he words it provocatively.
The basic point is: No license has the power to define what "derivative work" mean in the context of copyrigth law.
Only a judge can do that. And if a judge says that X is not, according to copyrigth-law, a derivative of Y, then there is absolutely nothing the author of Y can do to affect X. The license for Y is simply irrelevant in this case.
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