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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: fair use (was Re: What licenses in category X satisfy criterion #2?)
Date Wed, 05 Mar 2008 22:28:17 GMT
--- Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 12:57 PM, Joe Schaefer
> <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> >  --- Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> >
> >  Copyright law concerns tangible expressions of
> >  authorship.  Software which compiles things "on
> >  the fly" then would impact the licensing on the
> >  runtime (executable), not on the tarball we
> >  distribute.
> >
> >  It is my position that until the policy addresses
> >  the two questions I have asked as separate
> >  issues, we will continue to chase our tail here.
> 
> That's a fair observation.  And I will add that I
> had momentarily forgotten that you were talking
> about point #1.  What may or may not
> be needed at runtime is a point #2 issue, as you
> have defined it.

Right.  What I'm hoping is that by the time we have
separated these two concerns, we'll realize that 
creating a policy around point #2 is absurd, and
that the legal-affairs committee should simply focus
on the licensing on the tarball and the product.



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