"Derivative Work" for Software Defined

Ravicher, Daniel (x2826) dravicher at pbwt.com
Tue Nov 12 15:36:50 UTC 2002

Free / Open Source Software ("FOSS") licensing relies critically on the
concept of
derivative work since software that is independent, i.e. not derivative, of
FOSS need not abide by the terms of the applicable FOSS license.  Therefore,
is left to ask, just what is a "derivative work?"  This article
(http://www.pbwt.com/Attorney/files/ravicher_1.pdf) addresses that question.
Your comments and thoughts would be most appreciated.


Daniel Ravicher
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
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New York, NY 10036
212.336.2826 direct
212.336.7900 fax
mailto:dravicher at pbwt.com

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