Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate

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To: Dr Nicholas J Bailey <n.j.bailey@...>
Cc: <linux-audio-dev@...>
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 2:55 pm

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 3:45 PM, Dr Nicholas J
Bailey wrote:

"Derived work" in the context of the GPL is entirely a question of
copyright. If two works have been produced completely independently
-- for example if their authors produced them without being aware of
one another's existence at all -- then I don't think there could be
any basis for considering either of them a derived work of the other.
This could routinely be the case for a LADSPA plugin and host, for
example.

If your interpretation was correct, then I could require Cubase to be
GPL'd by writing a VST plugin for it and publishing it under the GPL.
This would obviously be absurd. In real life, a court faced with a
problem like this would surely have to consider the circumstances of
authorship: is it actually reasonable to describe program A as being
derived from program B, to the extent that the terms of program B's
license must be considered when redistributing program A? That
consideration would surely vary hugely from case to case.

Chris
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[LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Michael Fisher, (Mon Aug 3, 8:30 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 1:37 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 5:39 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Steve Harris, (Wed Aug 5, 9:02 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Tom Szilagyi, (Mon Aug 10, 1:33 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Bob Ham, (Wed Aug 5, 12:50 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Sampo Savolainen, (Wed Aug 5, 10:49 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Jack O'Quin, (Wed Aug 5, 3:29 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Aug 5, 11:33 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Steve Harris, (Wed Aug 5, 11:16 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Frank Barknecht, (Wed Aug 5, 9:24 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Emanuel Rumpf, (Wed Aug 5, 6:14 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Dr Nicholas J Bailey, (Tue Aug 4, 2:45 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Chris Cannam, (Tue Aug 4, 2:55 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 3:08 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 3:43 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 8:29 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Aug 4, 12:21 am)