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Re: More GPL questions

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: More GPL questions
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 09:08:54 +0200

On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 21:51:57 -0400
Stephen Peters <> wrote:
> In this case, however, the GPLed library in question is Qt, which is
> readily available both under the GPL and a commercial license.
> Presumably nothing in the example code insists that people use Qt
> under the GPL, so couldn't a case be made here that there is nothing
> GPL-specific in the example code, and hence the example code can be
> distributed?

The OP proposes to distribute a number of examples in _source_ code.
Not even the most rabid software liberators will argue that source
code is a derivative work of either the libraries, or the language. 

Unless source code is plagiarised, or a modification of an existing
work, it's original.

Stefaan A Eeckels
And as crazy as this sounds, people tend to be able to manage systems
better if they have a good internal mental model of how the system 
works.                                              --Logan Shaw

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