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Mar
17
comment How do you know when you are tired of programming in your life?
"Programming is a creative endeavor." Not quite. If you're designing something new, from scratch, it can be creative and fun - the closest thing to being a wizard you can find. If you're working at the bottom of the ladder within a large team that maintains very big of code written 5 years ago, then it can be non-creative soul-destroying job comparable to cleaning the sewers.
Nov
15
comment GPL: does one line of GPLed code make program a “derived work”
It is said that some industry designs, solutions caused by language limitations (i.e. there aren't many way to do that) are not copyrighteable in US. But again, to determine whether this is a case or not, you'll need a court decision.
Nov
15
comment GPL: does one line of GPLed code make program a “derived work”
I'll accept the answer, however, (after some research) it turned out while copying subroutine most likely, will "trigger" GPL, "derived work" has some kind of a specific legal meaning in US law, and resulting program won't be "derived work" as defined by copyright laws. That explains why "GPLv3" does not use "derived work" anywhere in license text. Also, there are restrictions on copyright laws, and certain portions of code are not copyrighteable, but to determine what is and what isn't copyrihgteable, you need court decision.
Nov
14
comment GPL: does one line of GPLed code make program a “derived work”
This is not an answer to this question. Use "comments" for things like this.