That's different point from mine
Posted Oct 4, 2008 7:07 UTC (Sat) by khim
In reply to: LGPL was never at risk
Parent article: Plugging into GCC
My point was that if you directly incorporate another work then the result is, of course, derived work - no further investigation is needed. Licenses are in play at this point. And that's true that sometimes work can be considered "derived work" even if it does not incorporate pieces of original work. But this is VERY gray area. Note that the case you mentioned was settled - because it's border-line case and both sides decided that it's safer to settle then to try to go all the way to supreme court.
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