Re: KDE vs. Debian GPL-statements
On Wed, Jun 14, 2000 at 05:24:23PM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> Several people on this list have argued this loophole exists today. It
> doesn't, but they argue that it does anyway. =p Such arguments were
> re-used by the QuakeLives project (a project which was in "competition
> with"(?) QuakeForge, which I run) including referencing KDE as "proof"
> that they could put all of their code into a win32 (only) DLL file and
> simply link it together. This ain't cool with the GPL, but they claimed
> they could do it because KDE does.
That is exactly why we should not buy the "implicit permission" argument.