Initial Developer's Public License

jcowan at jcowan at
Fri Feb 13 19:19:27 UTC 2004

Alexander Terekhov scripsit:

> Do you seriously believe that such details/"linking analysis" 
> [whether this or that linker redistributes the individual 
> object files into different regions, etc.] matters? C'mon, RMS 
> is right: "it makes no difference whether linking is static or 
> dynamic." Neither constitutes creation of derivative work, I 
> think/hope. I may be wrong, of course.

I think that it does matter, because static linking produces something
"fixed in a tangible form", which is a basic requirement of copyrightability.
It's the difference between what your screen shows now and a snapshot of it.'

Her he asked if O'Hare Doctor tidings sent from far     John Cowan
coast and she with grameful sigh him answered that
O'Hare Doctor in heaven was. Sad was the man that word
to hear that him so heavied in bowels ruthful. All      jcowan at
she there told him, ruing death for friend so young,
algate sore unwilling God's rightwiseness to withsay.   _Ulysses_, "Oxen"
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