kdelibs and the GPL

Neil Stevens neil at qualityassistant.com
Thu Jun 20 19:17:42 BST 2002

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On Thursday June 20, 2002 04:13, Rolf Magnus wrote:
> 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.

The GPL FAQ is written by people with an agenda, not by people who have an 
interest in making an impartial analysis of the license.  the FSF has 
plenty of incentive to cover over loopholes in the GPL v2.

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