Re: what's the killer app for GNU/Linux systems?
> 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
You _are_ free to take ideas from copyrighted code. Copyright protects
expression, not ideas.