Horst H. von Brand wrote:
>>> Whether it is a derivative or 'work as a whole' depends on the
>>> relationship of the parts, not temporary physical proximity.
>> Please state which laws or court decisions lead you to this
>> conclusion, and
>> exactly what "relationship" has to be involved here.
> I'm not aware of any court ruling. It is the conclusion I drew from
> the FSF legal position regarding RIPEM that lead to the development of
> the generally useless fgmp library. It was long enough ago that google
> doesn't find many good references, but this one at least describes it:
The FSF position is hardly authoritative here...
But it would be hard to claim that they would not be credible experts on
the meaning of the GPL if an authoritative decision is ever necessary on