Re: Trolltech QT license question
- From: "stork" <stork@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 17 Feb 2006 18:20:13 -0800
Stork replied to:
You are assuming his product will be a derived work of QT. <snip>
Note that this is *NOT* as simple as dynamically linking <snip>
Quite so. But... there's some discussion on the GNU site that such
inclusion of a library is in fact a derived work. If you take that
interpretation of the GPL, then, obviously, you must be open source.
Even so, I think that it is safe to assume that setting up an aggregate
as you describe is extremely difficult. To be non-derived, you would
probably have to have a clean room implementation of Trolltech header
files determined by using the Trolltech binaries. Simply looking at
the source and copying it over is probably a copywrite violation.