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Re: Qt license change

On Wed, Nov 18, 1998 at 10:43:47AM -0500, Alex Yukhimets wrote:
> > i am not entirely sure here, but it seems to me that you can produce a
> > commercial app with GPL stuff, and sell it. I think with QPL you have to buy
> > their commercial Qt version to developp apps. Is this DFSG free ? are you sure
> No. If by "commercial" you mean "closed source". GPL'd (not LGPL'd) libraries

no by commercial, i mean you are not allowed to develop commercial software
with it. You could well develop and sell open source commercial soft, and i am
not sure this is permited by tyhis license. see some other mail i wrote about that.

> requires that derived work (application that uses library) be GPL'd (or
> GPL-compatible, i.e. having source redistribution terms the same or less
> restrictive than GPL itself).
> > of it ? if yes i think this is ok, but as i understood thinks up to now, is
> > that for a library to be free you also have to have free developpement tools
> > for it. Also i think that the QPL don't agree with the non discrimination
> > clause of the DFSG, altough i wish some more informed person would look into
> > it.
> I agree with you completely. Though my opinion probably will not be
> accepted by the majority of developers. I think that GPL'd libraries are 
> NOT FREE. (Even in DFSG sense). QPL'd libary is not free for the same reason.

huh ?

Is this the BSD vs GPL argument ???



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