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Re: Qt license change

On Wed, Nov 18, 1998 at 02:10:47 -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
> > I doubt that. Q PUBLIC LICENSE version 0.9:
> > :3. You may make modifications to the Software. In order to preserve the
> > :integrity of the unmodified version of the Software, modifications must be
> > :distributed in the form of patches
> > 
> > This restriction looks incompatible with the GPL.

Worse: since .deb files are currently not in the form of patches we
can't distribute modified binaries without severely overhauling both
dpkg and gcc.

Jim Pick <jim@jimpick.com> wrote:
> That said, if we ship with Qt, I think we can get by on the GPL's
> exception for system libraries:
>    However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need
>    not include anything that is normally distributed (in either source
>    or binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so
>    on) of the operating system on which the executable runs, unless
>    that component itself accompanies the executable.

That's kind of pointless since we couldn't, for example, let KDE
accompany Qt.


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