Oracle Isn't a Linux Company (Motley Fool)
Posted Oct 20, 2006 15:38 UTC (Fri) by tjc
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Your making it way to complicated.
There are people who do that for a living. ;-) Lots of them. :-|
If you want to take somebody else's code and obscure it so much that nobody can ever figure out if you stole it or not.. then that's probably something you could get away with, but it doesn't mean it's legal or it's worth the effort. You'd be better of writing your own stuff it would probably be cheaper and faster.
At this point I see no point in encumbering my software with a license more restrictive than the original Apache Software License (minus clause #3), since anything beyond that probably isn't enforceable anyway, except in the trivial case of blatant copying.
This is very non-theoretical stuff we are talking about. Copyright law is very well established.
Yes, for literature it is, but not for source code. It's all very fuzzy.
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