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

Joachim Durchholz via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Oct 30 07:02:43 PDT 2015

Am 30.10.2015 um 14:44 schrieb Jonas Maebe via llvm-dev:
> 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 :)

Ah right I see.


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