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Re: [Fwd: Re: Bug#304316: section non-free/doc]

Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> wrote:
> m.k.edwards@gmail.com wrote:
> >Legally, I can't modify a glibc API and then paste my revisions into
> >the glibc documentation, because my changes truly are a work derived
> >from GPL material and can't be amalgamated with GFDL material.  I
> You are totally missing the point. Even if an API were copyrightable
> (it's not), even if the description of an API were a derived work
> (I doubt this), you as the author of the changes can license them any
> way you want.

I think you missed the point that the discussed changes are derived.

If the changes were a totally stand-alone addition, then your
claim would be true. However, m.k.edwards says they are derived,
so it's not.  When changes are derived from GPL material,
the author(s) of the GPL'd work also have copyright interest
in the changes and their licensing terms should be respected too.

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