Re: GTK emebedded

This is clearly mis-information.  Libc or libX or Motif on proprietary Unices
(or Win32/MFC on Windows) are part of the operating system distributed by
proprietary OS vendors and thus can be linked to GPLed code due to the "system
clause."  A proprietary GDK does not count as such.
Please check your facts first before spreading them.

Ian McKellar wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 17, 2000 at 12:13:10PM +0800, James Henstridge wrote:
> >
> > [proprietary GDK replacement]
> >
> > I don't really see the value of this code since it would be illegal to
> > distribute any of the GPL'd GTK apps linked against this proprietary GDK.
> No, thats okay, so long as the GPLed apps and the proprietary GDK aren't
> distributed on the same media. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to link GPL
> apps against a proprietary libc or libX.
> Ian
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