Choosing an open source license (NewsForge)
Posted Jul 26, 2004 23:54 UTC (Mon) by hummassa
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"A CD-ROM is a derivative work of every program and data file on the disk." NO it's NOT.
Search for the definition under USC 17 of derivative works. Brazilian copyright (author's
rights, really) law also classifies separately derivative works and "collection works".
Collection works are NOT derivative works -- the only copyright of the "collector" is the
one over the organization, disposition and selection of contents. Think the OpenBSD CD
license: the software is free software, BSD-licensed, but the layout of the CD is
proprietary... this has legal basis.
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