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Re: More GPL questions

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: More GPL questions
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:31:10 -0500
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Stefaan A Eeckels writes:
> You cannot "annotate, revise, elaborate or otherwise modify" without
> anything of the original work.

I think that David is assuming annotations or elaborations that do not
include portions of the original works.  I think that the copyright act is
assuming annotations or elaborations that do.

> I firmly believe that the OP can distribute his example programs, or even
> complete, useful programs in source format, under whatever license he
> fancies, without any recourse for the copyright holders of the libraries
> and OSes that might - if the licensee so desires - be used to run the
> programs.

I agree with you.  A program that, when compiled, could be linked with Qt
to form a useful program does not necessarily include any protected
elements of Qt.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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