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Re: What exactly is Derivative ?

On Tue, Mar 23, 1999 at 09:51:18PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> 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
> itself.

Ah, I see. Sorry, I misunderstood. Yes, the pure object code is just
"output" of the program, as in section 0 of GPL (you quoted in a prior mail).


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