"Derivative Work" for Software Defined

David Johnson david at usermode.org
Tue Jan 14 03:28:10 UTC 2003

On Monday 13 January 2003 02:20 pm, PETERSON,SCOTT K (HP-USA,ex1) wrote:

> the question of whether A+B is one program. In that case, A+B is a "work
> based on the Program" and A+B is a derivative work of the Program, even
> though A might not be a derivative work of B. I see this as being wholly
> consistent with sections 0 and 2.

If A+B is a derivative of B, then A+B must follow the rules of the GPL. But 
this does not mean that A by itself must do so as well. And the GPL certainly 
allows A to be distributed in aggregate with B and A+B.

David Johnson
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