Re: Regarding linux-kernel-conf and Qt
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On Mon, 14 Oct 2002, Branden Robinson wrote:
>On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 03:05:19PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
>> Debian has simply refrained from distributing some programs which had
>> code covered by the GPL yet linked to Qt at a time where distributing
>> such programs would have been illegal.
>/me wearily makes his plea for reason and sanity yet again
>s/would have been illegal/could have been infringing of the copyright
>license on other software distributed by Debian/
>Copyright infringement is historically a tort, not a crime.
<really lousy singing>
Are you listenin to me
I say: young man
while you were asleep
did some nasty little things
and copyright violation is now
let's hear it for the D-M-C-A
</really lousy singing>
>Different copyright holders of GPL-licensed software feel differently
>about whether "dynamic linking" of their code into a GPL-incompatible
>work constitutes an infrigment of their copyright. Because the FSF
>holds the copyright on a great many GPL-licensed works, and because they
>do feel that such linking constitutes infringment, Debian refrained from
>distributing many programs that linked to Qt.
>But we did not exhaustively catalog every case.
Be Careful! I have a black belt in sna-fu!
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