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Re: Re: Re: Re: What if it were you instead of Linus?

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Mar 12, 2004 at 06:26 UTC ( #336096=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread What if it were you instead of Linus?

Well, that's a very good question. Like I said, IANAL. I thought the GNU web site would be a good place to start looking, but I only found this. It repeats my concept of too-small-to-be-copyrightable, with some additional information, but does not give any information as to where this is encoded in the law (but I doubt the GNU project would say it was OK if it were not encoded in law). It also mentions that bug reports of the sort that PM was worried about are ideas, not code, and thus copyright does not apply to them. (Patents might, but they're pretty clearly obvious, and more importantly, things are not automaticly patented per default the way that they are automaticly copyrighted.)

Googling from there has gotten me nowhere. Sorry.

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Re^5: What if it were you instead of Linus?
by apotheon (Deacon) on May 06, 2005 at 01:23 UTC

    I think that's case law, not statute. It may be that you'll never find any documentation of that "law" aside from something that starts out "foo v. bar".

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[thezip]: Thanks guys for your comments! :-)
[1nickt]: Quick survey: has anyone used or even heard of autobox?
[Corion]: thezip: I would expect some (fancier?) numeric formatting to fail from these test failures
[1nickt]: ( Sometimes when idle I browse remote corners of the code repo at $work ... usually this yields knowledge of projects to decline and coworkers to avoid ... )
[LanX]: sure
[Corion]: 1nickt: Finding autobox in production would give me pause, yes
[LanX]: efficient survey
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[Corion]: I mean, it's a technical feat it achieves, but... why? ;)
[MidLifeXis]: And it also has the 0.14 version of the tarball in its manifest.

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