Re: Eclipse 3.0 Running ILLEGALY on Kaffe
Raul Miller <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 10:49:42PM -0500, Walter Landry wrote:
> > When one work requires the other in order to function, then you have
> > gotten past mere aggregation. So Emacs is not required for Kaffe to
> > work, or vice versa. Putting them on the same medium is mere
> > aggregation.
> "Requires to run" is a debian packaging concept , and is not a
> restriction which is expressed in the GPL.
The GPL puts restrictions on whole works. "Requires to run" is a
useful heuristic to determine what a whole work is. If you have a
better heuristic, I am open to discussion. But I have only seen
people talk about derivative works, and the GPL clearly goes beyond
just derived works.