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Re: Bug#189164: libdbd-mysql-perl uses GPL lib, may be used by GPL-incompatible apps

On Saturday, May 24, 2003, at 10:02 PM, Brian T. Sniffen wrote:

Anthony DeRobertis <asd@suespammers.org> writes:

On Friday, May 23, 2003, at 01:45 PM, Stephen Ryan wrote:

On Fri, 2003-05-23 at 09:52, Brian T. Sniffen wrote:

The other option, of course, is that the kernel exec() function *is* a barrier, Debian *can* be used for real work and not just an exercise in
ivory-tower masturbation.

Whoa!  Those are not my words.  I'm not quite sure whose they are.

My apologies. It appears I have destroyed the quoting somehow. Those are the words of Stephen Ryan <taketwoaspirin@deepthought.dartmouth.edu> in Message-Id: <[🔎] 1053711925.7273.305.camel@gargantubrain.dartmouth.edu>.

Well, I don't believe exec is a magic copyright barrier; instead, I
think we need to generalize _why_ we generally consider it be one.

But this leads me to believe that we may well be on common ground;
what generalization do you see there?

I see the generalization hinted to in the message I just posted: That no copyrightable elements of programs like "grep" were derived from.

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