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Re: GPL and command-line libraries

Lewis Jardine <lewis@catbox.co.uk> writes:

> 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?

An anthology, or a compilation, I think.

Måns Rullgård

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