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Re: GPL and linking

"Michael K. Edwards" <m.k.edwards@gmail.com> writes:

> You may not be qualified (as I am not) to offer legal advice.  But
> you're certainly qualified to have an opinion.

Sure.  But it's not relevant to this discussion -- despite what many of
the participants seem to believe.

> And there isn't
> necessarily an "agreeable, safe position".

Are you saying there's not?  So who's going to sue me (or Debian) for
adopting an overbroad idea of what constitutes a derivative?  "Hey, you
decided to abide by my license terms when you didn't have to.  I'm gonna
sue!"  (Standing?  What's that?)

Conversely, if our idea of what constitutes a derived work is too
narrow we could end up violating someone's copyright.

Jeremy Hankins <nowan@nowan.org>
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