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Re: We distribute LyX?

On Fri, Jan 22, 1999 at 11:12:43AM -0600, David Starner wrote:
> Brian Ristuccia wrote:
> > 
> > On Fri, Jan 22, 1999 at 10:42:00AM -0600, David Starner wrote:
> > >
> > > This permission certainly includes linking against GUI toolkits like
> > > XForms, Motif, GTK+, Qt or Win32. A copy of the GNU General Public
> > > License version 2 follows.
> > >
> > 
> > It sounds like the author is giving explicit permission to link their
> > program against the non-free xforms.
> Yes, but we didn't buy that for KDE. This may be different because, to
> the best of my knowledge, they didn't use any other GPL code in it. 

No idea. I think the KDE people would need to get the permission of every
single developer that worked on KDE or software included in KDE in order to
make such changes to the KDE license. In the case of LyX, I think the
copyright is held by the author himself. If it's all his own work, I'd
immagine he's free to license it as he sees fit.

Brian Ristuccia

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