On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 12:21:40PM +0100, Justin Mason mentioned:
> Does anyone have more details of what exactly was copied? RMS says:
>> In addition, in some cases code was copied into KDE from existing
> GPL-covered modules whose copyright holders had not given special
> permission. (Only the copyright holders can give extra permission to do
> things that the GPL does not permit.) That is a real violation of the
> GPL. Because of this, and the overall lack of an explicit exception,
> the legal status of KDE remained clouded.
>> And the KDE response says:
>> There are only two parts of KDE that have GPLed code not written
> explicitely for KDE -- a small bit in kmidi and a few lines in
>> I wonder how many lines exactly? And were they "deep magic" lines or
> "i++; return i;" ;) ??
I think Caolan said at one stage that koffice or some part of it use his
WV library...oh wait..that was abiword...
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