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Re: Can we pull KDE?

Hamish Moffat writes:

> The GPL specifically lets you link against standard system components,
> free or non-free. That means free software can be linked with Sun's libc,
> as well as with Motif etc on Solaris systems. It couldn't be linked with
> Motif on a linux system because Motif is not standard on linux systems
> (Debian at least).

On the other hand, Qt is standard on various Linux distributions (most
notably S.u.S.E.). This would make it legal to distribute KDE binaries
for those distributions under the GPL standard library exception.

It doesn't seem to apply to us because Qt isn't technically part of
Debian -- it's just included as a courtesy because it's non-free
according to the DFSG.

Anselm Lingnau ......................... lingnau@tm.informatik.uni-frankfurt.de
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inexperienced pickup truck driver is a person who's about to wreck one.
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