Subject: Re: balance
From: "Juergen A. Erhard" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 14:16:05 +0200

 Thu, 14 Oct 1999 14:16:05 +0200
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Hi Peter,

just a teensy tiny little bit of comment:

>>>>> "LPD" == L Peter Deutsch <> writes:


    >> (GPL Section 2) Thus, it is not the intent of this section to claim rights
    >> or contest your rights to work written entirely by you; rather, the intent
    >> is to exercise the right to control the distribution of derivative or
    >> collective works based on the Program.

    LPD> That is what the GPL says, but it isn't true.  If taken literally, the GPL
    LPD> applies to any work written entirely by me that contains even a one-word
    LPD> "portion" copied from a GPL'ed work:

If it contains `portions' of a GPL'd work, it's obviously not written
*entirely* by you.

Yes, you do go on mentioning header files... but from what I gather
From the FSB and debian-legal lists (IANAL ;-) the case of copyrights
on header files, including them and constants in those header files,
is a rather confused one.

So, it's not clear what the status of *those* portions is...


Bye, J

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