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Re: Circumventing the GPL ...

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Circumventing the GPL ...
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 17:51:08 +0200

Nick Kew wrote:
> Nokia is to open its browser engine under a BSD license.
> The browser engine is developed with apple and based on Safari.
> Which is in turn based on khtml/konqueror.  Which is KDE,
> which is GPL.  So that's a derivative of GPL software appearing
> under a BSD license, or so it would appear.
> Now, presumably Apple negotiated non-GPL terms with the KDE folks
> for their use of the code in Safari.  Did those terms include
> permission to open-source a derived product under non-GPL terms?
> If so, it would appear to have effectively killed copyleft on
> this particular software.


Read up something on the AFC test. And kindly piss off with your 
GNUish/SCOish "based on" derivative theories in the meantime.


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