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Re: How long is it acceptable to leave *undistributable* files in the kernel package?

> Raul Miller writes:
> >> The deception is calling it "great lengths."  When I said the GPL
> >> "deals with collective works in just two paragraphs" you focused on
> >> the one where they are mentioned by name and entirely ignored the
> >> other (because you don't like what it says?).
> >
> > You seem to be ignoring everything the GPL says about "works based on
> > the Program".

On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 11:47:48PM -0400, Michael Poole wrote:
> Maybe you don't realize it, but a "mere aggregation" is also a work
> based on the Program: it is a collective work.

I do realize that "'mere aggregation' works" are a subset of
"collective works".

> Exactly how many collective works are covered by that phrase is open
> to debate, but you cannot ignore the GPL's treatment of such works.

You have no basis for claiming I'm ignoring this treatment.


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