Subject: Re: Assistance/advice in choosing a license for POV-Ray 4.0
From: Martin Konold <>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 13:55:03 +0100

Am Sonntag, 13. November 2005 13:19 schrieb Chris Cason:


> Additionally I am unsure if loading a library at runtime (such as Windows
> DLL's) is legally the same thing as traditional linking (I would guess
> that it would be but has there been case history on this?). Even if it is
> 'linking', then the linking takes place at run-time. Technically it
> appears to me that until such time as the linking takes place, the

IANAL but linking is not a term of copyright. The main point is if it is a 
derivative work.

-- martin

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