Derived vs. Fair Use

Scott Johnston johnston at
Wed Feb 16 17:48:20 UTC 2000

>From: "Dennis E. Hamilton" <infonuovo at>

>In the context of these discussions, I suggest that it is valuable
>1. To omit consideration of fair use.  Making a derivative work of software
>doesn't qualify.  The conditions under which fair use might arise with
>software are simply not useful for this discussion.

Fair use could apply to the discussion of whether it makes sense to GPL a
library, could it not?  Other than that, I agree.

Scott Johnston

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