Re: Status of KDE/Qt - interim decision
Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote:
> Are you sure? I think it is okay to have the KDE sources on the ftp site.
> Mmmh. Please quote the relevant part. I can imagine that some part of the
> GPL could be interpreted this way.
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and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in
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sections when you distribute them as separate works. But when you
distribute the same sections as part of a whole which is a work based
on the Program, the distribution of the whole must be on the terms of
this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend to the
entire whole, and thus to each and every part regardless of who wrote it.
Thus, it is not the intent of this section to claim rights or contest
your rights to work written entirely by you; rather, the intent is to
exercise the right to control the distribution of derivative or
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Note that I've filed bug reports (or added information to an existing
bug report) for every case I had found where some kde person had taken
a non-kde GPL'd work and modified it so that it requires Qt.