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[epl-discuss] Questions Regarding Derivative Work Definitions, Etc.


CA Technologies Legal has examined the various material. We would like to pose a short comment and question with possible suggestion (apologies for posting this somewhat late in the process):

We are still somewhat uncertain regarding the need for separate definitions for "derivative work" and "modified work" and welcome clarifications/explanations. 

Also, we note a few potential issues here in the actual markup, for example. they indicate they are trying to mirror the Title 17 definition of derivative work but the actual definition they use, ""Derivative Works" shall mean any work, whether in Source Code or Executable Code form, that is based on (or derived from) the Program and for which the editorial revisions, annotations, elaborations, or other modifications represent, as a whole, an original work of authorship." differs (confusingly) from that definition. 

We would suggest that the Title 17 definition is used verbatim with an exception for sub-classing, if that is the intent (Can we assume this is so that example classes provided in Eclipse materials may be modified/used by those using Eclipse tools? Is this correct?)?

Thank you,
Paul Lipton
CA Technologies, Office of the CTO
VP, Industry Standards and Open Source 
CA Council for Technical Excellence 
Mobile: +1 267 987-6887

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