Subject: Re: Qt and the GPL
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 08:34:42 -0700

begin David Johnson quotation:

> The work _as_a_whole_ must be under the GPL, but the individual
> components don't have to be so long as they fulfill the GPL's
> distribution requirements.

That is correct.  I was speaking of the combined work.  (There are
several key terms in the GNU GPL:  linking, derived work, distribution.
My post addressed licencing of the hypthesised derived work.)
> Okay, two things. Copyright law does not normally allow the recipient
> to change the terms of copyright or licensing. The author must give
> permission to do that.

That is not a relevant objection:  I was speaking of the combined work's 

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