MS-PL/GPL compatibility, was Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License

Alexander Terekhov alexander.terekhov at
Fri Aug 24 09:05:26 UTC 2007

On 8/24/07, Rick Moen <rick at> wrote:
> Quoting Chris Travers (chris.travers at
> > That was not my question.  If I create an ISO image of a collection of
> > source works, that may effectively be copyrighted by me and is outside the
> > scope of the GPL v3 as you point out.
> As Matt points out, you have fundamentally misunderstood the notion of
> compilation copyright, and apparently confused it with that of
> collective works.

Given that 17 USC 101 states unambiguously that

    The term "compilation" includes collective works.

it's easy to see who is confused here.


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