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Re: LGPL module linked with a GPL lib

On 7/28/05, Humberto Massa Guimarães <humberto.massa@almg.gov.br> wrote:
> Strawman?
> Fact: the creation of a derivative work is the application of some transformation 
> on the original work.
> The above snippet (which isn't even copyrightable, for its sheer size and the 
> necessity of expressing the same thing in the same language) is NOT a 
> derivative work of ANY libc implementation,  ...

It doesn't make sense to extrapolate "this is what copyright doesn't protect
when you compile uncopyrightable code" to cases where you compile
copyrightable code.

More generally, however, the court will take a number of factors into
in a real case, and the hello world program doesn't really represent any of the
relevant issues.


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