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Re: GPL and command-line libraries

Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
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 library.)

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.

What is the correct term for a work that combines two other works, created without creative input?

Lewis Jardine

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