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Re: gens License Check - Non-free

>>>>> "BTS" == Brian Thomas Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu> writes:

    BTS> Yes.  And this picture of a Gnu is not a derivative work of
    BTS> Emacs.  But if I package it with Emacs as the Emacs icon, the
    BTS> combination IconEmacs is a derivative work of Emacs -- and of
    BTS> my iconic gnu.

This is counterintuitive. There's a connection here between collection
and derivation that's somewhat difficult to wrap my head around,

If I write a short story "Evan's Story", that is an independent work,
on its own. If I submit that story to Atlantic Monthly, the story
becomes part of the collective work "Atlantic Monthly, June 2004

If I then make the short story into a play "Evan's Play", it doesn't
make much intuitive sense to say that "Evan's Play" is derived from
"Atlantic Monthly, June 2004 issue". And it seems even stranger to say
that "Evan's Play" is a derivative work of "Atlantic Monthly, April
1961" or "Atlantic Monthly, December 2018".


Evan Prodromou
Email: evan@debian.org
Jabber: evan@jabber.debian.net

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