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Re: More GPL questions

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: More GPL questions
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 23:49:05 +0200
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John Hasler <> writes:

> Stefaan A Eeckels writes:
>> 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.

But it may be based on such elements.  Anyway, for Qt the point is
quite moot, since an API-compatible library (Qt commercial) under a
different license is available, and so source code written for Qt does
not require a GPLed library version to run.  The code might be useless
without Qt, but not so without _GPLed_ Qt.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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