Is inherited class a derivative work?

Michael Beck mbeck1 at
Mon Oct 22 01:03:47 UTC 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: david at [mailto:david at]
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 21:54

> Licenses should not be in a position to influence how an
> application is
> designed. But if the above interpretation really is that of
> the FSF, then the
> LGPL would be instrumental in influencing the developer to
> use aggregation or
> composition instead of inheritance. This is asinine.

Licenses, Copyright law, patents, etc., have a different purpose than ensuring
that you can build application the way you want. If you disagree with a
particular license, you can use something different, or develop the code


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