Re: What exactly is Derivative ?
On Tue, 23 Mar 1999, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 23, 1999 at 03:19:22AM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > | The legal rules for using the output from GCC are the determined by
> > | the program that you are compiling, not by GCC.
> > This must mean that the FSF does not think that the object code
> > produced by gcc is a deriviative of the machine description used.
> No. This means that the FSF is giving explicit permission to link with the
> runtime code, although they consider the executable to be a derived work
> from the run time code ("special permission" above).
The run time code is not what I was discussing. I talked about the compiler