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From "Santiago Gala" <santiago.g...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: GPL licensing question ...
Date Sun, 27 Jul 2008 16:16:01 GMT
On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 2:10 PM, Santiago Gala <santiago.gala@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 10:47 PM, Ralph Goers
> <Ralph.Goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:
> (...)
>> As you referred to in your response, this is my pessimistic view. My
>> optimistic view is that they are out of their minds and that no court would
>> ever agree with them that simply using GPL'd code mandates that the work as
>> a whole be under the GPL, especially where such use is a small part of the
>> work as a whole.
>>
>
> Dont forget the non-exclusionary nature of software. Even if a court
> would mandate distribution of THE WORK AS A WHOLE under the GPL, the
> SCM revision just before the GPL code was added, or the changes after
> it that no are needed for the integration of the GPL work into THE
> WORK AS A WHOLE (i.e. the work previous to the addition + evolution)
> would still be under the AL 2.0 License.
>
> I mean, the fact that two works are integrated into a larger work,
> with potentially different copyright than any of the components, does
> not preclude the components to keep existing. It is much like the fact
> that a screen adaptation is done using "Macbeth", and gets
> copyrighted, does not impede the original play editions keep having
> their original copyright status (public domain or whatever) and/or
> licenses.
>

Note to self: never, ever, try again to write consistent English
legalese so close to siesta time, with 34C or so here. :)

> Regards
> Santiago
>
>>
>> Ralph
>>
>>
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