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Re: kde and debian a long love story :)



On Mon, Jan 24, 2000 at 09:11:19PM -0100, Anthony wrote:
> 4) changing the license of KDE from GPL to LGPL,
> i think LGPL allow linking with QPL, so we convince
> all kde coders to switche and make a website inviting
> all contributor to allow their code to pass from GPL
> to LGPL.

I was under the impression (but a lawyer or RMS or someone know *knows*
should comment) that because the KDE programs are written in such a way
that they were obviously intended to be linked to Qt.. and Qt is included
in the original author's make file... that KDE created programs are not the
poblem.  The problem is third part GPL code (either complete programs that
have been Qt-ized or KDE progrmas usingcode taken from a GPL'd program (to
what ever % constitutes copyright infringment).  Somebody has to take the
time to go through KDE source and do "due diligence" in amking sure
everything is legally square by the letter of the law, not just the intent
of the law



> A QUESTION NOW : In the licence it is said that you
> can use GPLv2 or any upper version can't LGPL be considered
> as GPLv2.1 ?
> 
> 5) making pressure on troll.no to change to LGPL. With
> all the hype currently around GPL. it could be possible.
> Or asking RedHat or any linux-Startup to buy troll.no and
> do the change for them :)
> 
> 6) abolish Copyright on digitalisable media in the world (may
> take more time)
> 
> I HOPE i will get CONSTRUCTIVE answer. Remeber that i don't
> why we discuss here the WHY doing it, but only the HOW doing it.
> 
> Anthony Lesuisse wis@hotmail.com
> 
> 
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