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Re: If not GFDL, then what?

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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