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Re: KDE questions



On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 03:16:43PM +0200, Stefan Westerfeld wrote:
> What has been suggested by debian to relicense every line of KDE code to a
> special purpose GPL with an extra addition. Although this is advocated
> to be a solution of the problem, it is only theoretical: It is completely
> impossible to convince each and every author/contributor that once in his
> life wrote a line of KDE code to change his license. So in that respect, no.

There is not in general any such thing as a copyright to a single line of
code.

Review copyright law in the matter of "derived works" and to whom copyright
falls in such a case.

-- 
G. Branden Robinson            |    Murphy's Guide to Science:
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branden@ecn.purdue.edu         |    If it stinks, it's chemistry.
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