Mandrake license

Josef Dalcolmo dalcolmo at
Mon Sep 10 13:45:47 UTC 2001

bh at said:
> What exactly does the license apply to? If it's the distribution as a
> whole then it may be legal.

> The distribution as a whole can be seen as a collection of copyrighted
> works that can be copyrighted as a whole independently of the
> individual components. Mandrake can choose any license they like for
> it. 

Ah - ok that is it. Indeed it is the license that covers the distribution as a 
whole I am referring to. So such a distribution is not considered to be a 
"derivative work" I suppose, since it is composed on a different level.

- Josef

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