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Re: what's the killer app for GNU/Linux systems?

Doug writes:
> The difficulty is, having seen the code, how do I accomplish the same
> thing without using hints inherent in your code.  Its like trying to
> write a literature-research paper; having read a hundred articles, I have
> to ensure that everything I say in my paper is either my own idea or is
> properly referenced.

Copyright law does not require that.

> Therefore, I don't even want to read code that I'm not free to take ideas
> from.

You _are_ free to take ideas from copyrighted code.  Copyright protects
expression, not ideas.
John Hasler

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