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Re: Is the xdebug's non-free license necessary?

Derick Rethans <derick@xdebug.org> writes:

> On Mon, 20 Dec 2004, Josh Triplett wrote:
>> >>This is much broader.  For example, I cannot write a derivative called
>> >>"Brian's Xdebug" or "Xdebug manual" or even "A third-party manual for
>> >>Xdebug".
>> >
>> > The manual is no problem, that's not a derived product.
>> It could very well be a derivative; a manual might want to copy some of
>> the code for illustrative purposes, or copy various comments.
> IMO just copying a tiny bit of code or copying various comments does not
> make something a derivate. I mean, com'on, other people can come up with
> those same comments or tiny bits of code.

This seems to me to be no different from citing a paragraph from a
book, which is perfectly legal under normal copyright law.

If a code fragment is used in another program, matters might be
different, though.

Måns Rullgård

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