[licenses] Qt exception

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Sat Feb 1 21:28:07 GMT 2003

On Saturday 01 February 2003 16:14, Marc Mutz wrote:
> "Worse", libkdenetwork already sort-of depends on cryptplug, which is
> GPL'd and which depends on gpgme, which is also GPL'd. Even more
> "worse": I expect the cryptplug wrapping of gpgme to go away in the 3.2
> timeframe, since it's really essential KMail functionality. That means
> that libkdenetwork links to gpgme, which is GPL'd. So libkdenetwork
> must be GPL'd.
> Actually, I assert the LGPL-in-kdelibs requirement impairs encryption
> support adoption in KDE programs, b/c we can't write a "kgpgme" and put
> it into kdelibs and no-one is using x509 for office documents anyway.

  That's not an issue because we already have X.509 support in kdelibs and we 
will not be having two X.509 libraries.  If anything, we will be making the 
rest of our kde modules use the proper, pre-existing facilities.


George Staikos

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