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Re: Making ra_serf the default for DAV

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2006-10-19 15:41:14 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:
> Being a natural troublemaker, I pointed out to the lawyers that CVS is GPL
> licensed, and Eclipse has always included a CVS client. They wrote the
> code themselves in Java, but it would be an interesting legal test of the
> GPL to see if you can reverse engineer a GPL product and license it
> another way.
>

The GPL explicitly states that program output is not covered by it. The
files in a CVS repository are the output of the CVS program, as is the
jabber it uses as a network protocol. QED, and i hope RMS would agree.
Otherwise all the code that was ever stored in a CVS repository is
implicitly GPL'ed wouldn't that be fun.

-- Brane

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