GPL does not ask you to give up rights.
Posted Mar 2, 2011 8:30 UTC (Wed) by jthill
In reply to: GPL does not ask you to give up rights.
Parent article: Red Hat's "obfuscated" kernel source
If you create, let alone distribute, a derivative work without a license from the copyright holder of the work (or works) it is derived from, that is illegal
Taken at face value, you've just asserted it's illegal to sing in the shower, and to keep scrapbooks. Perhaps if you clarify your clarification it'll also become clear how it's relevant at all in a discussion of the exercise of distribution licenses.
I don't see the value here in insisting that copyright on derived work is on the work as a whole: to the extent that you have copyright on the result, it's due to your contribution. I say po-tay-to, and we're discussing tays.
And when the reason you may not charge for a distribution license on the resulting work is only that the GPL says you may not, claiming that the GPL takes nothing away is at best pure equivocation.
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