Bundling and the GPL
Posted Jun 21, 2006 3:30 UTC (Wed) by dlang
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In reply to: Bundling and the GPL
Parent article: Harald Welte on the flood of GPL violations
but copyright law doesn't apply to collections, only to derivitive works, so the _first_ question to ask is if it's a derivitive work, if it isn't you don't need to look any further, if it is a derivitive then you look at the license and see what you are allowed to do with it.
the rest of it is an attempt to clarify things for non-legal types. but a license (or a product) does not get to define what _is_ a derivitive work (it can however state that things that could be a derivitive work should not be considered as such, like the system call excemption in linux for example)
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