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Re: Bug#570621: Parsing output = derivative work?

> Miriam Ruiz <miriam@debian.org> wrote:
> > In general, I wouldn't consider parsing the output of another
> > program to de a derivative work.
> In general, I do agree with Miriam that parsing the output of another
> program does not make a derivative work.  But just to give an example
> of where it does happen, git is largely comprised of many small
> utilities that communicate over pipes and command-line arguments.

It happens (to me) to be as simple as this:

If the parsed program is susbtituted by a clone will the parsing program 
continue working?

If the answer is yes, since it is absurd that the parsing program is a 
derivative work of all possible clones at the same time, then clearly it is 
not a derivative work. If the answer is no, then clearly the parsing program 
depends on the parsed one 'in an intimate way'.

Can a clone or sucessor of nmap be used with gnetworktester?


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