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Re: More GPL questions

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: More GPL questions
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:57:02 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> By linking to a GPLed library, which Qt is, you must abide by that
> license.

Don't forget that the GPL only gives you extra rights.  So you can still do
things without accepting the GPL.  Typically you only need to accept the GPL
for a given product if you intend to distribute some derivative of
this product.

This is a detail generally ignored by program installers: they ask you to
accept the GPL, just like they would if it were an EULA, but in reality
you're perfectly entitled to install and run GPL'd software without
accepting the GPL, because those rights are already conferred to you by the
fair use doctrine of copyright.


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