[License-discuss] License incompatibility (was Re: Open source license chooser choosealicense.com

Till Jaeger jaeger at jbb.de
Thu Sep 12 13:26:01 UTC 2013

> Therefore, my understanding of the directive is that software, that is
> independently created and exchanges information with other software through
> an interface, is independent software and not a derivative work.
> This is also my own understanding. But it means that linking software for
> interoperability (= for exchanging information) makes no derivatives and
> that the way of linking (statically producing a single binary or dynamic at
> runtime) is just a technical modality without substantial importance
> regarding copyright.

>From the perspective of European copyright law: yes. From the perspective of
GPLv2: probably not (because of the wording of sec. 2 GPLv2).


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