Is inherited class a derivative work?
mbeck1 at compuserve.com
Mon Oct 15 06:21:14 UTC 2001
> -----Original Message-----
> From: david at usermode.org [mailto:david at usermode.org]
> Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2001 16:40
> A derivative work must contain at least portions of the
> original work.
The new inherited class extends the original class, i.e. it contains
(implicitly) the whole base class, plus all changes to it. Wouldn't it then
qualify as a derivative work?
> Dependency alone does not constitute derivation.
Agreed. If you use composition, or create a wrapper around the base class, you
create a dependency, but no derivative work.
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