Re: hevea licencing problems
On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 08:41:16AM +0100, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 12:56:12AM +0100, Samuel Mimram wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Argh!
> > Having a look at this problem I dicovered that hevea was under the QPL
> > which is generally considered as non-free if I remember correctly the
> > events of this summer concerning OCaml. Sven, I'm I correct? Should this
> > package be moved to non-free?
> Frankly, I did not follow the discussion about QPL during the summer.
> Is there really a *consensus* that all QPL-licenced software is not
Nope, but Xavier and the ocaml team decided to drop the choice of venu clause
(which may be illegal anyway, at least in french law), and the QPL 6c, so
debian-legal was happy. I suggest that hevea upstream does the same thing too.
I believe these two clause are legalese stuff which would never really apply
in real life anyway, so they loose nothing.