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Re: Rules for submitting licenses for review



On Sat, 27 Aug 2005 13:07:37 -0700 Sean Kellogg wrote:

> Sure, there is an underlying mathmatical formula.  And you are free to
> use any  mathmatical formula to create charts to your heart's content.
> But the D&D people chose a particular formula and have created
> tangible works of authorship with that formula.  When you use their
> underlying formula to create your own new tables, you are copying
> their expression.

Sean, I really cannot believe that using the same mathematical formula for the same job is copyright infringement.

What about using the same algorithm (e.g. bubblesort) for the same job (e.g. ordering an array of objects)?
What about using the same physical laws for simulating the same phenomenon (think about simulation and scientific calculation programs)?

Did I misunderstand what you said?

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