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Re: Leadership, effects on Debian and open source community

On Sun, 29 Nov 1998, Anonymous wrote:

>     Community has complained that QPL prevents REUSE.  Same is for
>     GPL!  You cannot reuse 1 line of GPL code without making your
>     project GPL.

the GPL does NOT prevent re-use. it allows re-use, but only in free
software. this is a Good Thing<tm>.

OTOH, the QPL *DOES* prevent both re-use and forking, which are
important and necessary freedoms of Free Software.  Fortunately the QPL
0.9 is only a draft so there is a chance that these problems may be


craig sanders

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