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> completely unrelated to copyrights between the gimp/kde people, with bad
> blood between rival systems. The GPL was _meant_ to allow sharing of code,
> and as such I find it disturbing that people are now using it to try to
> force non-sharing.

They are using it to prevent a free software project becoming dependant
on a non free product that they can't modify and isnt free. Their
argument is precisely identical to the case where I produce a binary
only module the kernel depends on for functionality - say the networking
and say "its ok, its not being charged for - look at KDE you said that
was ok".

Its ok by the BSD license, and by all means pick appropriate licenses
when you want to do such things. It is not ok by the GPL

Alan


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