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From: Alexander Terekhov (terekhov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-05-07 04:19:05

Lars Gullik Bjønnes wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <terekhov_at_[hidden]> writes:
> | Such claims are barred by the doctrine of copyright misuse and
> | the doctrine of first sale.
> So what you are saying is that GPL/LGPL is unenforceable? So that all
> software that uses GPL has in fact no-license at all and that regular
> copyright law rules?

I'm saying that copyright law doesn't contemplate copyleft
("copyright hack" <attribution: Professor Moglen>). Exclusive
right to prepare derivative works has really nothing to do
with linking and use of templates. Read the GCC libstdc++
license. I'm saying that the so-called "runtime exception" is
unneeded because the lawful interpretation of the GPL isn't
quite what you think. FSF's theory of derivative works is
total crap and has no legal standing.


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