commercial use

Enrico Weigelt weigelt at
Thu Aug 26 11:23:47 EDT 2010

* Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:

> Then why is linking into the same address space derivative?  Your
> claim makes no sense.  Address space is not covered in copyright law,
> either.  What about a microkernel system?

You're right. Linking into the address space is not the point.
But using the code into other code. Note: code (text), not concepts.
So, speaking a language (which an network protocol is) does not
qualify this, and it's not required to use a specific code, eg.
from pidgin, to speak that language. It would, if you use pidgin
code to generate the protocol handling.

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