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Re: Questions regarding licensing issues
- From: kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu (Richard Kenner)
- To: nkavv at physics dot auth dot gr
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, nikolaos dot kavvadias at gmail dot com
- Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:45:02 EST
- Subject: Re: Questions regarding licensing issues
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I have a few questions to make sure that I will not violate the GPL,v3:
If you have a legal question, you should ask an attorney who specializes
in copyright law as it applies to computer software. Do not rely on
anything you get as a response to your question online.
The below is my opinion, based on my understanding of current copyright
law, but I am not an attorney:
> 1. My tool is structured as follows:
> - A frontend that translates GIMPLE dumps to my own N-Address Code
> (NAC) textual representation.
> - A module that generates CDFGs (expressed as Graphviz graphs) from
> NAC translation units.
If NAC is *your* representation, rather than that of some standard
(such as a published assembler representation of some real machine), then
they would both be considered derived works from each other. Since
the first is covered by the GPL, the second must also.