Subject: Re: Initial Developer's Public License
From: jcowan@reutershealth.com
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 14:19:27 -0500

Alexander Terekhov scripsit:

> Do you seriously believe that such details/"linking analysis" 
> [whether this or that linker redistributes the individual 
> object files into different regions, etc.] matters? C'mon, RMS 
> is right: "it makes no difference whether linking is static or 
> dynamic." Neither constitutes creation of derivative work, I 
> think/hope. I may be wrong, of course.

I think that it does matter, because static linking produces something
"fixed in a tangible form", which is a basic requirement of copyrightability.
It's the difference between what your screen shows now and a snapshot of it.'

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