On Mon, 2003-10-13 at 16:10, Brian T. Sniffen wrote: > Let's say Alice distributes them as an InstallShield(tm) program, or > as a shar-style archive: an installer program which installs the > documentation and the useful program. Certainly nobody can make such > an installer -- which is a derived work -- except Alice. "which is a derived work" is quite questionable. It'd probably be a "mere aggregation" --- certainly just as much as a ext3 filesystem. How are tar and shar different, legally? None, I'd bet. I don't think taking an archive file, and including an unarchiver (InstallShield) is any different, either.
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