Re: gens License Check - Non-free
> > Why is this a problem?
On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 12:55:47PM -0300, Humberto Massa wrote:
> *because* the GPL exempts "mere aggregation"
> > The GPL excercises the right to control the distribution of
> > collective works based on GPLed code. It grants an exception, but
> > that exception doesn't apply to the linux kernel.
> why not?
Because the linux kernel does not represent mere aggregation of one part
of the kernel with some other part on some storage volume.
It's not a coincidence that the parts of the kernel are there together.
> That's where my question demands an answer: where is the
> transformation? When you show me the transformation, it's a derived
> work; when you show me aggregation of parts, it's exempted by the GPL.
Why is this important? Which transformations are you specifically
asking about? What is their legal significance?