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Re: GPL and command-line libraries

On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 09:53:21PM +0100, Wesley W. Terpstra wrote:
> I've heard all sorts of arguements in IRC that drawing the line in a good
> way is very hard. I believe that. However, what I want to know is, if this
> went to court, would things like the intention and degree of dependency be
> considered in determining if the client was a derivative work or not?

Yes, they would. But the outcome would necessarily be in doubt. It
would be primarily determined by the cost of the respective lawyers,
and could go either way.

[On -legal we generally operate under the assumption that for any case
where the outcome is in doubt, it will go against us; entities with
better lawyers than ours can afford to take larger risks]

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