Re: Debian i386 freeze
Philip Hands wrote:
> > > The problem comes when we (Debian) take that source, produce a binary using
> > > the Qt libraries, and then declare in the copyright file that the executable
> > > is covered by the GPL. Anyone receiving that binary package, gets with it a
> > > legal declaration from us (in the form of the GPL) that we will provide them
> > > with full source for the program, along with the right to modify and
> > > redistribute that source (a right that is not ours to give).
Think about also distributing Harmony.
One could use KDE with either Qt or Harmony. Does this change anything?
Is this the same situation? As s/o could install harmony on his own and
use it instead of Qt.
> Lets say I issued some software under a licence that was the GPL except that it
> also insisted that you send me 1000.00 UKP if you didn't remove it from you
> system within on month of installation. I then publicly declare that the
> payment clause doesn't mean what it says, and that even if it did mean that,
> I wouldn't enforce it --- does that make any difference ? Would we let that
> program into main ? or would we wait for the licence to be changed first ?
That's a good question. I use such a program locally. It's idea is good and
I'd like to release it as .deb but this payment clause keeps me from doing
GNU GPL: "The source will be with you... always."
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