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Re: How free is free?

From: "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar@braincells.com>
> ..The  Artisitic  license meets the needs of most end users; a com-
> mercial license and support is available for users  and institutions 
> that  require it...

> Yet this is considered acceptable for Debian.

Yes, it is very definitely acceptable for Debian. Any author can distribute
their package under _any_number_ of licenses, as long as _one_ license is
acceptable to us. In this case you can get the software for free on all
platforms, or if you want a commercial license you can have one.

> Whereas qt is free for the development of free software and the source
> is distributable under the X windows system 

Yes, because it's _only_ free under the X window system, and it is _not_
free under any license on other platforms.


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