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Re: Corel's apt frontend

On Sun, Oct 31, 1999 at 09:54:46PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> 	The Corel Front End *ceases* *to* *function* if dpkg is 
> 	not present.
Probably no more than tar ceases to function if bzip2 or gzip is
not present. Loss in functionallity, but parts will still work.
It more critically ceases to function if the kernel or X is not

> And, once again, I'm going to quote the US law on what this question
> of "what's contained in Corel's front end":
>    A "computer program" is a set of statements or instructions to be used
>    directly or indirectly in a computer in order to bring about a certain
>    result.
> And, once again, my fundamental assertion:  Under copyright law the
> Corel front end program is a derivative work which modifies dpkg.
And once again, we point out that your interpretation of that definition
means that Corel front end is a derivative of the half the system.

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org

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