Marcin Cieslak <sa...@saper.info> wrote: > Dnia 14.09.2010 Alexander Best <arun...@freebsd.org> napisa??/a: > >> > http://www.mail-archive.com/freebsd-curr...@freebsd.org/msg124948.html). > >> > >> If we don't have to GPL the resulting .h and .c files. > > > > "The contents of the database and the generated files can be > > distributed under the terms of either the GNU General Public > > License (version 2 or later) or of the 3-clause BSD License." > > Which constitutes probably a legal bullshit, since work created > by a computer (not a human author) cannot by copyrighted.
Maybe, but I wouldn't bet much on it without consulting a copyright attorney (or several, since laws vary among nations). It seems to me that the database itself was likely compiled by humans and -- based on what little I know of (US) copyright law -- could be subject to a compilation copyright. The generated files could be considered derivative works. And just in case it is not obvious, IANAL. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-usb To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-usb-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"