Re: GPL & Possible Derivative Work
Mike <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Hello all,
> If I were to study GPL'ed source in order to understand a protocol
> that it implements, would I need to and if so how would I cite this in
> any program I create which uses any knowledge gained?
Stating where you obtained the information is always a good idea.
IIUC, you are intending to write your own implementation of the
protocol, or perhaps write a client for a server. As long as you do
not copy any code, you will not be creating a derived work, and hence
will not be bound by the GPL in any way. There is, AFAIK, no dispute
IANAL, TINLA, etc.