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Re: [libiberty copyright assignment audit] cp-demangle.c status
- From: kaih at khms dot westfalen dot de (Kai Henningsen)
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: 05 Aug 2003 21:40:00 +0200
- Subject: Re: [libiberty copyright assignment audit] cp-demangle.c status
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email@example.com (Robert Dewar) wrote on 04.08.03 in <20030804201157.BC0BBF2D86@nile.gnat.com>:
> > My only change to cp-demangle was to have it include sys/types.h --
> > totally insignificant from a copyright standpoint.
> Hmm, I am not sure I agree. From a copyright point of view, it may be the
> case that a #include is entirely equivalent to including the entire text of
> what is included (see GEAC vs Grace, Newark district court, unfortunately
The act of writing the #include would still amount to no more than
copy&paste under that assumption. If anything, that would make the authors
of sys/types.h relevant as contributors, not the person who caused the
include. Said person didn't write the *contents* of sys/types, after all.
He has no IP rights whatsoever on those contents.