[Twisted-Python] Licence of examples
grolgh at online.no
Fri Jun 21 12:59:27 EDT 2002
After some speculation I stumbled across a little nut, what happens if I use LGPLed examples. Are these a part of the library and thus define the code itself as a library, or will they give Glyph a pica-percentage copyright on huge works based on the code?
So, there's this file LICENSE that everyone must read through for fun. There's also an EULA coming up each time I install something on windows that I've never read through, except for fun. However, there are people believing in such inane matters, so I found this portion:
5. A program that contains no derivative of any portion of the
Library, but is designed to work with the Library by being compiled or
linked with it, is called a "work that uses the Library". Such a
work, in isolation, is not a derivative work of the Library, and
therefore falls outside the scope of this License.
That states: The examples are not a part of the library, thus they are just copyrighted by glyph. So, everyone who used the pb-echo-examples, Glyph owns that code (partly). I don't know what rights he inherently has, but he has the copyright.
What kind of licence should the example have? I would like to place it in Public Domain, because if stuff can be taken from there, then we should be able to place stuff there as well.
benjamin at inout.no
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