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Re: XFree86 license difficulties

On Mon, 02 Feb 2004, Måns Rullgård wrote:
> The copyright owner does not have the right to dictate rules
> contradicting copyright law.  Not even if he believes copyright law
> is immoral.

There's no caselaw that I am aware of covering this particular issue
defining precisely where a derived work ends and a separate,
non-derived work begins in the context of dynamic linking.

If you have a few hundred thousands dollars to spend defining this
particular grey area via caselaw, feel free to do so. Until then,
there's not much that Debian can, or should do, but follow a
reasonable, conservative interpretation.

Don Armstrong

UF: What's your favourite coffee blend?
PD: Dark Crude with heavy water. You are understandink? "If geiger
    counter does not click, the coffee, she is just not thick."


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