[Maxima] defmatch description

Robert Dodier robert.dodier at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 10:52:37 CST 2007

On 2/18/07, Valery Pipin <pip at iszf.irk.ru> wrote:

> > Can you use the description in the Macsyma manual? Presumably a literal
> > word-for-word use would violate some copyright. Rewriting it using the
> > information in the Macsyma manual is probably OK.

> Thanks for  explanation! Translated variant will not violate those copyritghs,
> I guess.

Not sure what's proposed here, but, in the interest of playing it safe:
a translation is a derived work and so the copyright of a translation
is held by the copyright holder of the original (unless released in some
way). I believe this means we cannot simply translate bits of the
Macsyma reference manual. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.

If there is a problem in the reference manual which is fixed in some
translation, it is best to ensure that the change is propagated into
other languages, e.g. by making a bug report about it.

Thanks again for your work on the translation, I appreciate it a lot.


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