What happens to the GPL in FPGA & VLSI implementations?
zotz at 100jamz.com
Sun Mar 20 11:14:12 EST 2005
On Sunday 20 March 2005 10:16 am, Greg London wrote:
> drew Roberts said:
> > Not that I disagree with the analysis or the intention behind it...
> > but... binaries are a functional strin of 1s and 0s and yet aren't they
> > considered a copyrighted derivative of the copyrighted source they came
> > from.
> > Is this just another special exception to the rules?
> No, because the string of 1's and 0's still REPRESENT something
> rather than being the THING-ITSELF.
So, a binary is not functional?
It is instead and artistic expression?
I want to understand this thinking both from a reasoned perspective and from
the "that's just what the law says" perspective.
all the best,
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