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Re: Qt license okay?

On Fri, Jan 15, 1999 at 02:28:44PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > I convinced a friend to release his software under a free
> > license, but he wanted protection in case he later decide to
> > commercialize a version of his software.  I suggested the Qt
> > license which was at version 0.92 at the time (and still is).
> The Qt 0.92 license still suffers from the patch clause. While people
> do consider this `free', we also consider it pretty painful (ie, it
> seems to rule out CVS trees, it /does/ rule out forking, and so on).

No it doesn't.  Read the annotated version.  =>

> Also, because of the patch clause, it isn't GPL compatible. This may
> or may not matter to you -- it will stop you from using GPLed libraries
> like libreadline, but it will also stop people from doing a GPL fork
> (or submitting GPLed patches) which might be what you want.

Because of other things it's not GPL compatible.  Still working on that.

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