Re: Eclipse 3.0 Running ILLEGALY on Kaffe
On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 02:58:38PM -0800, Michael K. Edwards wrote:
> Right. But whether it will run isn't a copyright criterion, any more
> than whether a work of criticism will make any sense if not read
> side-by-side with the work it critiques.
Sure, and evidence isn't proof.
If it can be shown that no creative effort was needed to produce some
work, then it can probably be shown that it's not a copyrighted work.
> The GPL isn't written that way. It invites licensees to interpret
> "derivative work" as a term of law. I don't think that either writing
> a library-dependent program or linking it with that library, at build
> time or at link time, creates a derivative work of the library, for
> the reasons I have cited.
I think you're agreeing with what I said in my last post.