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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Code translation from C to Java
Date Mon, 04 Jan 2016 12:56:20 GMT
Yeah... it is likely that such a 'port' would be considered as a
simple 'translation' by some courts.

> On Jan 4, 2016, at 7:43 AM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> 
> On Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 6:41 AM, Emmanuel L├ęcharny <elecharny@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi !
>> 
>> it's a generic question about porting some code from a language to
>> another (let's say from C to Java, but it might be from language X to Y,
>> it does not matter).
>> 
>> What if a project decide to port a piece of Open Source code to another
>> language, assuming that the original code is under a AL.2.0 license or a
>> compatible lience (MIT, etc...) ? What would be the rules to be applied
>> regarding attribution, etc? What about the copyright ?
>> 
>> I know it's quite a vague question, I may have some more element to
>> provide if needed.
> 
> Generally, assume that the translated code is a derivative work, and
> that you need to follow the licensing requirements for a derivative
> work according to the license under which the original work is made
> available.
> 
> See VI.D.2 in http://digital-law-online.info/lpdi1.0/treatise27.html,
> which gives the typical legal answer of "There is no reason to believe
> that this would not be a copyright infringement".
> 
>> Many thanks !
> 
> - Sam Ruby
> 
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