a proposed change to the OSD

David Johnson david at usermode.org
Sat Oct 26 20:20:47 UTC 2002

On Saturday 26 October 2002 11:14 am, Dr. David Alan Gilbert wrote:

> > There is some contention regarding whether linking creates a derived
> > work, and exactly one court case on the topic that isn't definitive.
> So to allow someone to distribute a statically linked version of
> something linked with a library; I should probably give them rights to
> make a derivative work; but also would need to give them rights to
> grant use licenses on the derivative?

The library is distributed along with the software in such a case, so that 
conditions governing distribution and copying apply. Derivation doesn't need 
to enter into the equation.

David Johnson
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