kdelibs and the GPL

Neil Stevens neil at qualityassistant.com
Mon Jun 17 18:29:38 BST 2002

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On Monday June 17, 2002 10:05, Thomas Zander wrote:
> The reasoning as to _why_ this is a problem would be nice to hear.  I'm
> sure it would be a nice thing for companies to code against the kdelibs
> under the LGPL licence instead of the GPL.  But your email suggest KDE
> is violating some copyrights, am I missing something?

Well, as long as KDE is shipping binaries of noatun's split playlist, some 
interpretations of the GPL will have KDE breaking the copyright.  And it 
won't be just noatun.  kdelibs would be pretty useless if they are 
infected with the GPL, as there are so many free software licenses that 
the GPL refuses to work with.
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