[vlc-devel] Kate licence and GPL ?
jpsaman at videolan.org
Wed May 14 23:45:59 CEST 2008
Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> Kate bitstream format was added by Vincent Penquerc'h in a previous
> The libkate library has a COPYING file that I copied thereafter.
> Is it compatible with GPLv2+ ?
> IANAL. Who can answer ?
You could ask the FSF guys. They know how to interpret legal stuff.
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