"Derivative Work" for Software Defined

David Johnson david at usermode.org
Wed Jan 8 07:34:54 UTC 2003

On Tuesday 07 January 2003 10:15 pm, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> New twist:
> user_space.c                              kernel_space.c
> #include <signal.h>                       #include <kernel/signal.h>
>         #include <kernel/signal.h>                #include <asm/signal.h>
>                 #include <asm/signal.h>
> Where does "signal.h" from the compiler obtain its included references?

It's an old twist that has already been addressed. First, the GPL attached to 
the Linux kernel makes an exception for this case. Second, signal.h is a 
standard POSIX header present on all Unix systems.

Is my helloworld.c program derivative of Linux? No, because it's not running 
under Linux...

David Johnson
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