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

Montreal Fri Nov 20 19:13:29 1998

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 1998 at 03:29:50PM -0500, Navindra Umanee wrote:
> > Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> wrote:
> > > On Fri, Nov 20, 1998 at 03:38:08AM -0500, Navindra Umanee wrote:
> > > > Why?  Doesn't Qt deserve Motif-like status as a system library?  Motif
> > > 
> > > We don't have any such magic libraries to date. We don't have a standard
> > > Motif system library, either. 
> > 
> > Exactly, which is why there is a void to be filled, IHHO.  In this day
> > and time we need GUI APIs that developers can target.  Qt and GTK+
> > both qualify and both have their points.
> I meant that we have not had to use the "system library" loophole to date.
> It would be a shame to have to now.

I think the real shame is that the GPL is not OpenSource friendly.
GPL only knows of itself or other licenses that it can cannibalise (so 
called virus effect).


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