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Re: Isn't a kde version of abiw

On Sat, May 29, 1999 at 08:03:11AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> Riku Voipio writes:
> > Why doesn't QTv2 fall under the "system" clause?
> Because it isn't priority essential.

Neither is GCC nor kernel... The border is drawn in the water.
I know, both are under GPL, but GPL mention's kernel and compiler
as examples of software falling uder system category.
> 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.

I didn't include this in original post, because I didn't understand
it (remember that english is not my native language). Ok, so you
can link GPL'd apps with QTv2, but not distribute them together!
Now that's and interesting view of freedom! 

> 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
> system?

No, but any QT app, would get QT via depencies, so QT would distributed
normally by the system, right?

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