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Re: license questions.



Ok, but is this about copyright law? AFAIK, the source code is
automatically copyrighted to the author but that is something different
than the actual license under which the software is distributed.

Keep in mind though, I am a computer scientist, not a lawyer but I know
from extensive discussions with our corporate lawyers, that they see
this as a significant threat to IPR.

Kind regards,


Auke

On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 11:37:13AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> 
> "Derived work" is a well-established term in copyright law.  The
> reason the GPL doesn't give a local definition is because it reaches
> exactly as far as the normal meaning of a derived work.  The
> boundaries of what is a derived work are *exactly* the same,
> therefore, as for any other copyright program.
> 
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