The Copyright Act preempts the GPL
TEREKHOV at de.ibm.com
Sat Feb 7 13:52:51 UTC 2004
John Cowan wrote:
> A tarball that contains works by various authors is a compilation
> work; a compiled program made from that tarball is a derivative
> work of the individual files of the tarball, ...
Why is it a derivative work? I could imagine "a computer"
(interpreter) that can run "program tarballs". Why simple
addition of an intermediate step (required to run the
program) makes something a derivative work? Wouldn't that
mean that I'll need your permission to use this or that
compiler (in order to "prepare derivative work")?
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