Is inherited class a derivative work?

David Johnson david at
Thu Oct 25 01:58:50 UTC 2001

On Wednesday 24 October 2001 06:07 am, Michael Beck wrote:

> That doesn't matter. The issue is legal, i.e. does the author holds the
> right to future releases of the grid, or can anyone develop new versions of
> the grid by using inheritance?

A subclass is not a new version of the grid. It is an extension to the grid 
that is completely useless without the original.

David Johnson
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