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Re: More GPL questions

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: More GPL questions
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 22:02:09 +0200
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:

>    > I have a proprietary sdk that is being distributed. As part of
>    > this sdk, I have an /examples/ folder where I include source code
>    > showing how to use various elements of the sdk in various display
>    > enviornments. We have on example based on X11, another for
>    > OpenGL. I want to include a Qt example with my code, as well,
>    > since there has been some interest in it. The actual sdk being
>    > released contains no GPL components, and this would merely be an
>    > example of how to use the SDK and Qt. This example program would
>    > dynamically link to both Qt and my sdk's library. Does including
>    > this example source code in my distrubuted tarball put the entire
>    > thing, including the sdk, under the GPL?
>    Of course not - you're not including Qt, are you? If it's source
>    code you wrote yourself, that happens to call Qt routines, then it
>    is not subject to the Qt license.
> By linking to a GPLed library, which Qt is, you must abide by that
> license.

Sure.  But the license does not talk about unrelated software.

> Also, the OP is _including_ GPLed source code into his library, not
> just linking it.

I don't see where you get that idea.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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