Re: Copyright assignment
- From: Sander Vesik <sander_traveling yahoo co uk>
- To: Rob Adams <readams readams net>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Copyright assignment
- Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 19:51:32 +0100 (BST)
--- Rob Adams <readams readams net> wrote:
> I'm not even entirely convinced mere translations are even
> copyrightable. Am I mistaken?
Absolutely. TRanslation is one of the classical cases of derivative work.
> If they are, and they're GPL licensed and Novell doesn't own the
> copyright, Novell would not be able to distribute them as part of a non-
> GPL product, whether they are linked, loaded, or finely minced and fried
> in butter. The key here is the redistribution -- Novell could for
> example include a utility to allow users to download GPL-licensed
> translation files separately from their distribution.
No. They would be able to just fine - withthe caevat for source availability
potentialy on request and reasonable cost for media & distribution just like for
anything else GPL.
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