Re: On interpreting licences (was: KDE not in Debian?)
On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 09:14:55PM -0500, Andreas Pour wrote:
> > (*) The source code must be complete.
> Right, but for the analysis to be complete you must include the definition of what
> the complete source code is. This is provided in the second sentence of the
> ultimate para. in Section 3, which provides
> For an executable work, complete source code means all the
> source code for all modules it *contains*, plus any associated
> interface definition files, plus the scripts used to control
> compilation and installation of the executable.
> The key part being the reference to "all modules it *contains*", rather than all
> modules which may at run-time be linked to it. To substantiate the point, I again
> refer to my Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary (2d ed. 1983) and look-up
> "contain", quoting the relevant definitions:
> (1) to have in it; hold; enclose or include.
What about the Qt header files, which are included at compile time?
> (2) to have the capacity for holding.
(I am not sure if I get all details of the english language correct,
but the kde exectuable has the capacity to "hold" the qt libs).