OSL 2.0 and linking of libraries
Forrest J. Cavalier III
mibsoft at mibsoftware.com
Thu Apr 1 19:43:59 UTC 2004
Lawrence E. Rosen wrote, in part:
> You don't need the clarification. Simply linking a program against a library
> or loading machine readable code compiled from source code doesn't create a
> derivative work of software.
Clarification or recent citation please?
As far as I understand it, when
moduleA + moduleB = statically linked executable
executable IS a derivative work of both moduleA and moduleB.
And if sourceA is compiled or translated to create moduleA,
then moduleA IS a derivative work of sourceA, (but this
is a slightly different question.)
Dynamic linking is further different, and your statement
may be accurate under that circumstance.
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