On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 09:23:22AM -0800, Walter Landry wrote: > Miriam Ruiz <firstname.lastname@example.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. At first glance, that's a good point. However, do you really mean to say that all the git-* tools written by others should be considered derivative works then? Things like git-svn, git-cvs (oookay, so there might be some doubt about those), things like git-buildpackage and git-annex? Would that mean that the GPL-3+ git-annex is in violation, since most of the base Git is under a GPL-2 (no +) license? :) G'luck, Peter -- Peter Pentchev email@example.com roam@FreeBSD.org firstname.lastname@example.org PGP key: http://people.FreeBSD.org/~roam/roam.key.asc Key fingerprint FDBA FD79 C26F 3C51 C95E DF9E ED18 B68D 1619 4553 This sentence contradicts itself - or rather - well, no, actually it doesn't!
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