[License-discuss] Red Hat compilation copyright & RHEL contract

Bradley M. Kuhn bkuhn at ebb.org
Mon Sep 9 17:24:36 UTC 2013

John Cowan wrote at 19:42 (EDT) on Thursday:
> So it's perfectly parallel, reading "packages" for "patches".

Not quite, the details are different since it's different parts of the
copyright controls.  Patches are typical derivative works themselves of
the original work.  Thus, both the "arrangement/compilation" copyright
control *and* the "preparation and distribution of derivative works"
control are *both* involved when a maintainer selects and arranges all
patches for the final release.

Meanwhile, this "copyright of the CD" is probably just a
compilation/arrangement issue.

> I agree that I don't know of anyone else who has done this.

... except Larry's clients, apparently. :)
   -- bkuhn

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