Everaldo keeping kde in lock -- was: K-ARTIST: Icons, scripts and OSX

Don Sanders sanders at kde.org
Fri Jan 16 01:35:24 GMT 2004

On Friday 16 January 2004 08:59, Jason Keirstead wrote:
> On January 15, 2004 06:21 pm, Martin Konold wrote:
> > Am Thursday 15 January 2004 07:35 pm schrieb Jason Keirstead:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > > How do you "link" artwork to other artwork?
> >
> > Don't get confused. Copyright is always about copying and
> > derivative work not 
 about the technical term "linking".
> There are multiple clauses in the GPL referring to linking and
> distributing source code. If the copyrighted work in question
> cannot be "linked", and has no 'source code", then the whole
> license would be legally ambiguous and wouldn't apply, and you fall
> back to general copyright that says you can't distribute the thing
> at all.
> The GPL is simply not meant to apply to such things. You're
> supposed to use one of the other licenses meant for artistic
> creations.

Please consider the possibility that the GPL can be applied to 
artistic works even if it shouldn't be, and that Andreas has a lot of 
experience in interpreting the GPL in cases like these.


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