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Frederic PLEWNIAK plewniak at igbmc.u-strasbg.fr
Thu Mar 20 04:26:43 EST 1997


Hold on, hold on,...

>C.  Use of SDK Source Code; Use and Distribution of Derivative Works. GCG
> grants to Customer a nonassignable, nonexclusive perpetual license:
> 
>(i) to adapt the SDK Source Code to create derivative works containing the
        ^^^^^         ^^^^^^^^^^^                            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>   SDK Source Code (the "Derivative Works");
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^------------^
> 
>(ii) to install and run a copy of the Derivative Works on computer systems
>  licensed under the Customer's Standard Agreement and Customer's License
>  Extensions but Customer may not distribute, or allow the distribution  
>  of, any Derivative Work to any third party.
>
If I'm not mistaken, the "Derivative Works" are defined here as "works 
containing the SDK Source Code", not as original programs making calls 
to GCG libraries. The way I read this section, such original works could 
still be distributed (binaries only?). Am I wrong? 
I guess that EGCG needs an amendment only for those EGCG programs derived
from GCG source code and including parts of it (there are a few in EGCG).
Well, that's the way I see things...

Fred

Frédéric Plewniak
Bioinformatics
IGBMC - Strasbourg - France



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