Subject: Re: GPL and closed source
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 16:57:53 -0400

David Woolley scripsit:

> Where derived works come in is that, if it should be ruled that the
> complete program is not a derived work of X's work, and you accept the
> bare copyright theory, then the clause in the GPL requiring the whole
> program to be distributed on the GPL terms is void.

In that case, however, it might be that you can't distribute the GPLed
work at all.

John Cowan
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