kdelibs and the GPL
ramagnus at t-online.de
Thu Jun 20 12:13:44 BST 2002
On Thursday 20 June 2002 10:43, Andreas Pour wrote:
> A program which links with kdelibs does not, as a general matter, link
> with the plugins, and so, it would seem, the plugin license has no
> bearing on the program. However, if the program was written such that
> it does not work without the plugin, or specifically relies on it, then
> all bets are off.
According to the GPL FAQ, this is not true.
IMHO, this doesn't make sense, but I'm no lawyer, so I don't know if something
like this can be enforced. I mean, if I write a program, I don't know what
plug-ins will be used with it later, and if I write a plug-in, I don't know
which programs will use it later. So who is responsible for not using a GPL
plugin with a non-free program?
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