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From Gianugo Rabellino <>
Subject Re: Naming/branding/forking
Date Tue, 10 Mar 2009 08:25:19 GMT
On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 6:56 AM, Antony Blakey <> wrote:
> On 10/03/2009, at 12:06 PM, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:
>> Then you're all set - as long as you use a frozen, unmodified version.
>> The moment you turn it into a derivative work, you can't call it
>> CouchDB anyrmore.
> Sure, our way is clear. We aren't shipping CouchDB. Makes my CouchDB Ltd
> data point somewhat moot.
> Interesting issue though, given tools such as GIT that make cherry picking
> patches so easy - we could construct an artifact by re-ordering or leaving
> out certain patches, that wouldn't be a derived work because every component
> is part of the official version.

Yeah, though I'd still contend that if you cherry-pick and reassemble,
you end up with a derived work nevertheless. But this is getting OT.


Gianugo Rabellino
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