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Re: QT non-free but becoming compatible to debian? (was Re: Qt license change)



On Thu, Nov 19, 1998 at 12:34:23PM +0100, Peter Makholm wrote:
> Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org> writes:
> 
> > > One time GPL - Always _GPL_.
> > > One time QPL - Always Open Source.
> 
> > If that were the case it'd be no problem since the GPL is an OSS license.
> 
> It will be a problem, but the problem is not QPL, it is GPL.
> 
> I can't make a GPLed program that demands a not GPLed library, and
> that's the problem with KDE. They try to make a GPLed program that
> demands a GPLed library.

Yes you can, see the rant I just finished posting seconds ago so I don't
have to dig out a cluebat..  Think X.


> I think we can have Qt and with a litle exception to the license the
> core of KDE in main. We will still have problems with the new
> user interfaces to old GPLed programs.
> 
> But then again, let wait till someone we all thrust have looked it
> over. (As new on the list I take you words for whom I can thrust) 

The problem is less than you think it is, REALLY.  I promise, I've been
reading licenses over and over the past 24 hours.  The GPL is not that anal
about what licenses are allowed.

-- 
Show me the code or get out of my way.

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