Re: XFree86 license difficulties
On Feb 2, 2004, at 14:02, paul cannon wrote:
I don't quite see how this is so. If the XFree86 Project were to say-
theoretically- something like "linking dynamically to an XFree86
does not constitute a derived work for the purposes of the XFree86
license" then Qt (e.g.) could be dynamically linked to Xlib and be
legally distributed under the terms of the GPL.
No, it couldn't, because the XFree86 project isn't Congress (or you
local equivalent) and thus doesn't have any authority to define what a
derivative work is.
You'd be violating the GPL by not having, e.g., xlib, under a
GPL-compatible license. (If dynamic linking creates a derivative work).