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

Anthony DeRobertis <asd@suespammers.org> writes:

> On Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at 15:20 US/Eastern, Brian T. Sniffen wrote:
>> Anthony DeRobertis <asd@suespammers.org> writes:
>>> OK, then I take it you're in favor filing seriouss bug against
>>> ftp.debian.org asking for the removal of apache-ssl and *many* more
>>> packages like it.
>> Not quite -- I'd prefer to find a more reasonable solution first, and
>> begin implementing it second.
> Can we call Lotus v. Borland a reasonable solution? ;-)

Heh.  Given the chain of logic: "A means of operation is not
copyrightable"; "All user interfaces are means of operation"; "exec()
is a programmatic user interface"... I'm even willing to concede that
exec() is always a boundary between works.


Brian T. Sniffen                                        bts@alum.mit.edu

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