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Re: (Fwd) Re: [awansink@ke.com.au: Re: Isn't a kde version of abiw

Riku Voipio writes:
> Why doesn't QTv2 fall under the "system" clause?

Because it isn't priority essential.

> to quote GPL:

> "the source code distributed need not include
> anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary
> form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the
> operating system"

To further quote the GPL:

> ...on which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies
> the executable.

Thus if Qt was a major component of the operating system nothing that used
it could go in main.  Fortunately, it isn't.

> QTv2 will be normally distributed with OS, as it will be in the main.

Netmaze is in main.  Does that make it a major component of the operating
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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