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Re: GPL & code concatenation

"Joe Smith" <unknown_kev_cat@hotmail.com> writes:

> "Ben Finney" <bignose+hates-spam@benfinney.id.au> wrote in message
> 87lk4y81xd.fsf@benfinney.id.au">news:87lk4y81xd.fsf@benfinney.id.au...
> >Robert Millan <rmh@aybabtu.com> writes:
> >
> >> My question is, would such combination qualify as a derivative
> >> program as per GPL requirements?
> >
> >Whether a work W is a derivative work of another work X is a
> >function of your local copyright law. Thus, the answer depends on a
> >judge's interpretation of your local copyright law; please consult
> >a lawyer who knows your jurisdiction.
> True enough. However, I think the poster wanted to know if such a
> program met the FSF's thoughts on derivitive works.

Do you really think the OP wanted to know about the FSF's thoughts? I
would think, if that's the case, that the OP would have asked on a FSF
mailing list instead of a Debian one.

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Ben Finney

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