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Re: Can we pull KDE?

pfaffb>Michael Meskes <meskes@online-club.de> 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 <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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