Two important issues...
Andrew C. Greenberg
werdna at mucow.com
Wed Feb 19 12:06:50 UTC 2003
On Tuesday, February 18, 2003, at 04:30 AM, Avi Bryant wrote:
> Well, from a licensing point of view, all that matters is what images
> distributed, say from the squeak.org download site.
Although it is a widely held misconception by much of the Open Source
community, this statement is probably legally naive. Combining
incompatibly licensed software will probably create a scenario where,
under U.S. Copyright law at present at least, the use of the combined
image would be an infringement. The MAI and Southeastern cases make
execution of a program a "reproduction" under Section 106. Unlicensed
reproduction constitutes an infringement, and so forth. . .
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