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Re: GPL and linking

On 5/10/05, Humberto Massa <humberto.massa@almg.gov.br> wrote:
> Raul Miller wrote:
> >That's another re-statement of what "a work based on the Program"
> >means.
> >
> The GPL just equated the two, before the colon! It states, clearly, that
> the "a work based on the program" is "a derivative work under copyright
> law", and then, using a colon and the introductory phrase "that is to
> say", it states that "a work based on the program" is "a work
> containing...". My point is that the second statement is not stating the
> same thing, so it can NOT be a re-statement. It must be something else.

According to Wordnet, "that is to say" means "namely".

> It had equated the two of them in the first part of the phrase.

The GPL did not use the word "equals".

Neither "that is to say" nor "namely" are equal to "equals".


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