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.
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