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Re: License issue on tiny Javascript fragment

Ben Finney dijo [Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 07:24:22PM +1100]:
> > > 1) The safe way: See what it does, describe someone else not
> > > knowing the code to write code doing this for you and use that
> > > code.
> > 
> > Does that actually work? The description is a derivative work of the
> > code;
> I don't think that's true. A derivative work is one that, in the
> judge's opinion, re-uses part of the original creative expression. If
> you express entirely in your own terms (modulo terms that have no
> other reasonable alternative, such as API names) how the program
> functions, you have not made a derivative work.

If you confuse patents and copyright, it might be true. However,
copyright deals with the exact, specific implementation
("materalization") of ideas or other creative forms, not the ideas

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