We distribute LyX?
I use LyX as my main word processor, and it's found in Contrib.
Unfortunately, it's GPL and linked against the non-free XForms library.
(KLyX is a derivative form linked against QT that we don't ship due to
KDE problems.) It seems to me that we would have the same problems
including it as we currently do including KDE. I include the preamble to
the license from the web page, if it changes anything.
What license applies to LyX?
LyX is free software, so you can freely copy and use it. But to protect
the authors, who have put a substantial amount of free time in
developing this product, you must follow some guidelines, in this case
it's the "GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE" version 2 or any later version. As
we understand the license of LyX, redistribution and use of LyX in
source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted
without any additional conditions. Even more, we would explicitly like
to encourage people to distribute LyX in both source and binary forms.
This permission certainly includes linking against GUI toolkits like
XForms, Motif, GTK+, Qt or Win32. A copy of the GNU General Public
License version 2 follows.
David Starner - email@example.com
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