Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 21:15 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Linus Torvalds, father of the Linux kernel, has fleshed out his unhappiness with GPLv3 in three recent posts on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Torvalds previously stated that the kernel will remain under the licensing terms of GPLv2. Yesterday, Torvalds offered his opinion as to where the battle over DRM should take place.
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teprrr
Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh, I thought that this derivative clause causes it that you must to distribute your source too. But if it'd be like you said, what's the problem with Qt using GPL then?

And btw libgcc isn't vanilla GPL, check this out http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-help/2003-07/msg00178.html :

In addition to the permissions in the GNU General Public License,
the Free Software Foundation gives you unlimited permission to link
the compiled version of this file into combinations with other
programs, and to distribute those combinations without any
restriction coming from the use of this file. (The General Public
License restrictions do apply in other respects; for example, they
cover modification of the file, and distribution when not linked
into a combine executable.)

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ben_dash Member since:
2005-10-13

Yes, I goofed. I meant libc, and since we were talking about libraries I said GPL when I obviously meant LGPL - I need to proof read more ;-)

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