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Re: More GPL questions

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: More GPL questions
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 09:15:25 +0200

On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 18:05:58 +0200
Merijn de Weerd <> wrote:

> On 2006-10-16, Alfred M. Szmidt <> wrote:
> >    This example program would dynamically link to both Qt and my
> > sdk's library.
> >
> > This would make this non-free SDK library a derivate of Qt and the
> > example program.
> I disagree. The example program is a derivative of both the
> SDK library and the Qt library. 

The example in source format is an original work. Only when turned into
an executable can it become a "derivative" of the library, and IMHO
only then when it contains substantial parts of that library. The OP is
proposing to add source code examples to his library. Assuming he did
not base his source on existing source code examples of Qt, these
examples are his original work, and not affected by the Qt, X, OpenGL,
or whatever other license.

Stefaan A Eeckels
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