Re: Qt license okay?
I wrote the previous message!!!
I gotta be careful about editing headers!
> Gregor Hoffleit wrote:
No he didn't!
_I_ wrote that, but cut/pasted a `From' line along with the cc:
line I wanted to paste into the header. Sorry!
> > On Sat, Jan 16, 1999 at 10:59:54AM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
> > > Peter S Galbraith writes:
> > > > That is surprising. Should I lobby Qt about changing the license
> > > > on the license?
> > >
> > > Why don't you just email them and ask permission?
> > The point of keeping the license document under restrictive copyright
> > is certainly this: Imagine somebody took the GPL document, changed
> > some of its terms, and used this polluted GPL in a project under the
> > name GPL.
> > I guess Troll will certainly permit you to use the terms of their
> > license, as long as you don't call it QPL.
> I sent the following to troll 3 days ago and have not heard back
> | A friend wants to make his software (which is unrelated to Qt)
> | open-source for inclusion in Debian GNU/Linux, but wants some
> | protection in case he ever decides to sell a derived-work version
> | (inclusion of submitted patches). I suggested that he use the
> | QPL as a template license, changing the license name, the
> | software name, and putting his own name instead of Troll Tech.
> | He'd also remove any clause that refer to being a library, since
> | his software is not a library.
> | We just realized that the QPL says:
> | THE Q PUBLIC LICENSE version 0.92
> | Copyright (C) 1998 Troll Tech AS, Norway.
> | Everyone is permitted to copy and
> | distribute this license document
> | We're allowed to copy it and distribute it, but we'd like
> | permission to modify it to form a license for other software.
> | Would you grant this permission? Would you consider changing the
> | notice on the QPL to allow anyone to modify it as long as they
> | changed the name of the license (to avoid confusion; you don't
> | want multiple versions of QPL licences!)
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