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Re: [LMAO] El Reg: "GPLv2 - copyright code or contract?"

From: Tim Smith
Subject: Re: [LMAO] El Reg: "GPLv2 - copyright code or contract?"
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 08:24:51 -0700
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In article <8763acztoq.fsf@lola.goethe.zz>, David Kastrup <> 
> >
> > The KDE developers were operating in good faith when they dynamically
> > linked to non-GPL Qt. This is allowed under GPLv2, because Qt was
> > something normally distributed with the components of the operating
> > system on which KDE ran.
> >
> > But the FSF threw a fit over this, until the makers of Qt changed the
> > license.
> Huh?  Qt was not merely licensed "non-GPL" but non-free.  KDE relied on

It was not non-free.

--Tim Smith

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