Initial Developer's Public License
Ian Lance Taylor
ian at airs.com
Fri Feb 13 20:56:21 UTC 2004
Alexander Terekhov <TEREKHOV at de.ibm.com> writes:
> Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> > I think it is a pretty big stretch to say that static linking
> > does not produce a derivative work of the objects included in
> > the link. ...
> With all those $$ legal funds "to protect open source" of lately,
> I just wonder whether the time is right for some vendor-neutral
> organization to bring the issue of linking into court. It could
> be a friendly, relatively-inexpensive summary judgment action,
> oder? Just an idea.
Who would benefit from taking such an action?
For a free software organization, the upside is minimal, and the
downside is severe.
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