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[awansink@ke.com.au: Re: Isn't a kde version of abiword illegal?]



This one is good for a laugh. If there are any replies could you CC me I am
not on debian-legal.

----- Forwarded message from Andrew Wansink <awansink@ke.com.au> -----

From: "Andrew Wansink" <awansink@ke.com.au>
To: Edward Betts <edward@debian.org>
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 09:40:23 +1000
Subject: Re: Isn't a kde version of abiword illegal?
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I am also not a lawyer but I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be sued 
by anyone so I don't care too much for licenses.  I believe that a qt 
port of abiword is within the 'spirit' of the gnu license.

andrew wansink

> AbiWord is distributed under the GNU General Public Licence.
> The GPL says that any code it covers must not be linked a aginst any other
> code under a more restricitive licence. Qt is distributed under a more
> restrictive licence than the GPL so it is illegal to link any part of AbiWord
> against Qt.
> 
> That is my understanding of the issues involved, however I am not a lawyer,
> could you help clarify the situation?
> 
> -- 
> I consume, therefore I am
> 



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