Author pitrou
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Date 2012-04-23.19:47:40
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> I'm not a lawyer (duh), but my understanding is that *looking* at GPL
> code (as opposed to proprietary code, where someone might sue you
> about it and not looking is a good defense) is OK, you just can't copy
> it.

You could probably copy a one- or two-liner, especially if it's not a
very creative one.
By that I mean that putting "i = i + 1" under the GPL is not enough to
prevent anyone else to write the same line of code :-)
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