Restriction on distribution by Novell?

Matthew Flaschen superm40 at
Thu Sep 28 03:34:37 UTC 2006

Assume source file A is under the GPL.  The patch describes the code 
that must be added or removed to go from source file A to source file B. 
  Thus, all the code in the patch is from A or B.  Since modified 
versions of GPL code must be licensed under the GPL, B is also under the 
GPL.  Thus, all the code in the patch is licensed under the GPL.

Matthew Flaschen

Russ Nelson wrote:
> Not likely.  Patches are more akin to commentary, which is not
> copyright infringement.

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