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Distributing modified third party headers

28 January 2010 - 12:30 PM

I am developing a library which will be distributed as sources under a sane free license, probably MIT. The problem I face is that I depend on third party headers I have modified. The headers are not redistributable at all but are available in pristine form from their owner. As my library requires those headers to build, how legal would the following alternatives be:
  1. Bundle the modified headers?
  2. Bundle a set of patches the user must apply to the pristine headers?
  3. Bundle a custom script to process pristine headers the user provides?
Alternative one feels like the safest of the above, as the only connection to the headers is that it's designed to mangle them into the form I require. Would alternative two be considered derivative work somehow, as the patches will contain part of the text of the pristine headers to establish context for applying the patch? Alternative three I assume will be right out, as I'm not even allowed to redistribute pristine headers. The headers in question are the C headers for DirectX, whose license explicitly says which headers may be redistributed (these are not among them).

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27 June 2007 - 02:28 AM

First of all, I have to congratulate you for having gamedev.net so accessible in a text-only web browser. Just about all images have good alt-tags or filenames. Would it be possible to give the post icons an alt-tag? At the moment, they're just displayed as icon272 and so on, which doesn't say much at all about it.