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Re: Eclipse 3.0 Running ILLEGALY on Kaffe

On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 15:19:36 -0500, Grzegorz B. Prokopski
<gadek@debian.org> wrote:
> But in our case you're using an implementation that also at the same
> time defines the interface (this if functional equivalent of header
> files).  You cannot simply take a GPL implementation, compile against it
> (never mind whether it's C, Java, Python or whatever), and they claim
> you just didn't create a derivative work of the implementation you used.

On the contrary; that doesn't create a derivative work under copyright
law, no matter who (other than a legislature or a sitting court) says
it does.

- Michael

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