Subject: Re: MS-PL/GPL compatibility, was Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
From: "Alexander Terekhov" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 11:05:26 +0200

On 8/24/07, Rick Moen <> wrote:
> Quoting Chris Travers (
> > That was not my question.  If I create an ISO image of a collection of
> > source works, that may effectively be copyrighted by me and is outside the
> > scope of the GPL v3 as you point out.
> As Matt points out, you have fundamentally misunderstood the notion of
> compilation copyright, and apparently confused it with that of
> collective works.

Given that 17 USC 101 states unambiguously that

    The term "compilation" includes collective works.

it's easy to see who is confused here.