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Re: Lizard / Debian

On Tue, Sep 28, 1999 at 12:46:04 +0200, Thomas Schoepf wrote:
> Personally, I would say Yes it is interesting, BUT: Lizard is released under
> the QPL, which is incompatible to the GPL.


> I'm quite sure that somehow this will prevent us from using it without
> worrying about license issues again.

It simply means we cannot reuse existing GPLed code (without getting the
authors to offer it under a QPL-compatible license as well). For code
written by Debian developers to be added to Lizard, it's probably best to
use a dual license scheme ("at your option, GPL2 (or newer) or QPL"), or
perhaps LGPL or BSD if they're QPL-compatible. Perhaps someone on -legal can
comment on this?

UNFAIR  Term applied to advantages enjoyed by other people which we tried 
to cheat them out of and didn't manage. See also DISHONESTY, SNEAKY, 
- The Hipcrime Vocab by Chad C. Mulligan  

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