Re: Linux and GPLv2
In message <20050324074524.GB20402@suffields.me.uk>, Andrew Suffield
On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 08:10:57PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
Henning Makholm <email@example.com> writes:
>> Concluding: when you write a ".c" file, it is or not a derivative work
>> on another original work independently of what the compiler and linker
>> will do in the future.
> I repeat: No, but the resulting .o file may be derived from another
> work that the compiler also read while producing it.
The object file may contain bits from header files, or whatever, but
this has no bearing on the distributability of it.
Nonsense. Literal copying is always copyright infringement.
Even when the work is not copyrightable? (eg header files :-)
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