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Re: xcdroast does no longer work with wodim: Who to blame?

Matthew Johnson <mjj29@debian.org> wrote:

> On Tue Mar 03 11:07, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > The rules of the GPL end at "work" limit and neither libc nor
> > libschily or libscg are part of the "work" mkisofs. For this reason,
> > there is no problem with the fact that mkisofs links against libschily
> > and libscg.
> The FSF certainly believes (and I think it is supported by at least US
> copyright law) that the complete work of mkisofs linked against
> libschily and libscg (i.e. the binary form, rather than the source) is a
> single work which is a derivative work of all three individual (source)
> works. Therefore, it must be distributed under terms which are
> compatible with the licences of all three. 

Repeating false claims does not make them correct.

In order to create a derived work, you need to add own code of a sufficient 
creation level. The simple act of compiling does of course not create a derived 

In addition: if ever, mkisofs could be a derived work if libschily but not vice 

Do you really like to tell us that compiling:

	printf("hello world\n");

makes libc a derived work of the program "hello world"?


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