Re: Bug#570621: Parsing output = derivative work?
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On 03/06/2011 11:51 PM, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le dimanche 06 mars 2011 à 12:04 +0100, W. Martin Borgert a écrit :
>> (out of curiosity moved to debian-legal)
>> On 2011-03-05 23:46, Timo Juhani Lindfors wrote:
>>> gnetworktester seems to parse the output of nmap and nmap upstream at
>>> http://insecure.org/nmap/data/COPYING gives me the impression that
>>> gnetworktester would thus be "derivative work".
>> IANAL, but since when parsing the output of another program
>> constitutes a derivative work?
> The distinction between a derivative work and a separate work is not
> based on technology but on functionality.
> Parsing the output of a program doesn’t make a derivative work. However,
> if this parsing is vital for the operation of the application and makes
> it useless without that program, what is the difference with dynamic
> linking to a library? To a programmer, there might be one, but to a
> court, there wouldn’t be any.
Thanks for CCing to debian-legal
anyway, i'm really confused for this packages, but i'm open for input
for a best solutions
as i know, gnetworktester parsing nmap output by running nmap (see
Any suggest? thanks before
[ Mahyuddin Susanto ]
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