Re: xchat is now shareware in windoze
Don Armstrong <email@example.com> writes:
> On Thu, 21 Oct 2004, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
>> If it were a compilation, that would be fine. But in many cases --
>> including this one, I think -- it's not. We have a license to the
>> original work from the original author, and to the derivative work
>> from the upstream. But the original author also has a copyright on
>> the derivative work, and we have no license to it from him.
> The original author has a copyright on his work that is included in
> the derivative work, not a copyright on the derivative work itself.
I believe you are mistaken about this. The original author has a
copyright which allows him to control the production and distribution
of derivative works. Any grants he makes regarding the original work
are irrelevant to the derivative works.
Brian Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org