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Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL

> > Let's go for emacs and openssl.  If there is no distribution of
> > emacs+openssl, then there is no problem.  Are you asserting that this
> > is the case?

On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 08:07:39PM -0400, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
> Yes.  I am asserting that I can combine OpenSSL and Emacs code to
> produce an arbitrary functional result, except that I may not remove
> Emacs' interactive startup notice unless I also remove its
> interactivity.

If you do this as an original creative work, and keep that work to
yourself, then you are probably fine in the U.S.  I don't know about
other countries.

However, anything more than that and to my knowledge you don't have a
license for that.

In particular, if your contribution to this work isn't original (if you
don't hold copyright on this work), then I claim you are breaking the law.

Or, if it is original and you're creating [publishing] many copies then
you are probably still breaking the law -- either because you've not
kept intact the notices of license or because you are violating one of
those licenses.


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