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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: Question related derivative code based on our Apache licensed code
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2012 01:44:06 GMT
--- Lun 16/1/12, Joe Schaefer ha scritto:
> You're probably right about the copyrightability
> of trivial patches.  If there's really only one
> obvious way of doing something, that expression
> typically doesn't enjoy copyright protection. 
> In any case you should expect people to be conscientious
> about their licensing choices, particularly people with
> GPL stripes.  But if the ideas are good, you're certainly
> allowed to reuse them so long as the expression is your
> own creation.

In this case I wouldn't consider the patches trivial. I
recall vaguely someone mentioning that for the FSF three
lines of code were not copyrightable. These were big
changes but still they were not copyrightable.

In any case I surely agree, the correct thing to do is
ask first and in general respect people's opinions.


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