Is inherited class a derivative work?

Ken Arromdee arromdee at
Wed Oct 17 02:14:11 UTC 2001

On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Lawrence E. Rosen wrote:
> While the FSF *may* be correct, I would expect a more thorough analysis
> of the situation from them before I accept their conclusion.  In
> particular, how does inheritance differ in a substantive and legally
> significant way from traditional subroutine linkage which, as many of us
> believe, does *not* create a derivative work at least the context of
> dynamic linking?

Well, the FSF believes that that does too, so I presume they don't see a

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