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Re: Compatibility between CC licenses and the GPL

"Michael K. Edwards" <m.k.edwards@gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually, that's not entirely true.  To the extent that a chunk of
> published code is purely functional and lacking in "creative
> expression", or meets either the "de minimis" or the "fair use"
> standard of affirmative defense, it can be copied into a document
> distributed on any terms you like.  IANAL, etc., etc., but there is
> plenty of precedent on the limits of the reach of copyright law with
> regard to the functional aspect of source code.

Much documentation is derived mainly from the comments in the code.
In a few cases, there are actually comments in the code which are
written deliberately to serve as the basis for documentation. Does
the above argument about lacking in creative expression really
apply? Looks like a massive lawyerbomb waiting to explode...


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