Actually, you can legally link statically a release with GTK and make it available, even if it is LGPL. What you must do is to also provide the object files derivated from ST source code.
This is more work to do, but this would allow much more people using Linux to try ST. May be you can also just distribute the statically linked executable, and provide the obj files only on request (hoping that almost nobody will ask for it).
I personally have FC9 and I am a bit frustrated not to be able to test it.
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