[llvm-dev] RFC: Improving license & patent issues in the LLVM community

Jonas Maebe via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Oct 30 06:44:42 PDT 2015

Joachim Durchholz via llvm-dev wrote on Fri, 30 Oct 2015:

> Am 29.10.2015 um 13:30 schrieb Alex Bradbury via llvm-dev:
>> so that
>> any incidental similarities can't be accused of being due to copying
>> code directly.
> From what I see in the SVN, FreePascal is written in Pascal, so  
> accusations of verbatim copying from the LLVM sources wouldn't work.

A "derivative work" in copyright is much broader than verbatim  
copying. Plain translation into another language also falls under it  
(try translating a Harry Potter book and publishing it yourself :)


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