Linked by David Adams on Fri 17th Dec 2004 18:20 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Editorial The real heart of open source lies in its potential to be greater than the sum of its parts, the capacity to leverage the talent and abilities of an entire community of developers and users who are striving towards a common goal, according to an editorial at Linux Insider.
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by Lumbergh on Sat 18th Dec 2004 05:16 UTC

Gtk+ is LGPL. You can release "your" code under any license that you want. The only restrictions you have are if you modify the library code. Your friend was not obligated to release his code under the GPL.

By the way, what does "the protocol" have to do with Gtk+?