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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.

Richard Braakman

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