Combining GPL and non-GPL code

John Cowan cowan at
Sat Aug 18 23:10:19 UTC 2007

David Woolley scripsit:

> This might be the case for US law.  It appears to be the intent of UK 
> law that it is not the case of UK law, as there is copyright in 
> databases, which I believe is intended to cover exactly that case.

U.K. law uses a "sweat of the brow" standard, whereby things like the
white pages *are* copyright; the U.S., by its Constitution, uses an
"originality" standard, which sets a higher barrier.


/me too.

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myself and solve them as a way to pass
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