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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Re: MySQL licensing policy]
Date Sat, 07 Apr 2007 11:01:30 GMT
On Saturday 07 April 2007 18:50, Roland Weber wrote:
> The safe way is a clean room implementation: let person A
> analyse the GPLed code and write a specification of the protocol.
> Then let person B, who never looked at the GPLed code, implement
> the protocol "in a clean room", based exclusively on the spec
> written by person A.

How can the "specification of the protocol" not be derivative work, and there 
would also need to be GPL'd??
IP rights are not limited to a particular medium, form or format.

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