Re: How free is free?
From: "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> ..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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