Subject: Re: [ppc-mobo] Re: GPL-like hardware design license?
From: Brian Bartholomew <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 03:59:44 -0400

> The drawing of a schematic can be copyrighted, but the actual
> circuit graph cannot be.  So anyone who wanted to make a modified
> version of the circuit would just have to redraw it, to get out of
> whatever license you might use.

The redrawn circuit sounds to me like a derivative work.

Otherwise, I could mechanically translate GPL'ed C to the "actual code
graph", and then to Scheme, and proprietize it.

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Brian Bartholomew - - - Working Version, Cambridge, MA