Re: GPL and command-line libraries
Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
What is the correct term for a work that combines two other works,
created without creative input?
Nathanael Nerode wrote:
(The FSF's statements that linking with a library creates a derviative
work of the library confuse people; it may help to remember that this
only applies to the *binary image* created by the linkage, which contains
elements of the library, not to the source code of the program using the
A derivative work requires creative input. Neither a compiler nor a
linker can provide that. There is no creative input in typing "make", so
the binary can't be a derivative work if the inputs were not.