Re: Can we pull KDE?
pfaffb>Michael Meskes <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
pfaffb> Pardon me, but I haven't followed this discussion closely enough. Could
pfaffb> anyone please tell me in two or three words why it is illegal to distribute
pfaffb> KDE which is GPLed but linked to a non-free library, but not illegal to
pfaffb> distribute an Emacs binary linked against (for instance) SUN's libc, which
pfaffb> isn't free either.
pfaffb>Because Sun's libc is included with Sun's operating system. This is
pfaffb>an explicit exception listed in the GPL.
And it is an essential part of the OS.
John Lapeyre <email@example.com>