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Re: [PHP4BETA] License concerns

On Tue, 20 Jul 1999, Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:

> > That means that it won't be possible to include PHP4 in linux
> > distributions, like Debian. Or at least, not linked against gdbm. Actually
> > that isn't that bad, I wanted to get rid of this gdbm dependency in the
> > .debs for quite a while since it is deprecated :) But this doesn't make it
> > a non-issue.
> Apache is not GPL'ed either.  The PHP license is pretty much a clone of
> Apache's license.  Apache also optionally links against gdbm through the
> mod_auth stuff.  I don't see a difference.

The PHP license may be compatible with GPL, just like the apache licence,
but in the case of PHP there is more than one license: zend with QPL,
which conflicts with it.

> The Zend part is QPL'ed, so whatever the Debian guys do to distribute KDE
> with the QPL'ed qt library, they can do for PHP with the QPL'ed Zend
> library.

The KDE licence will be compatible with QPL AFAIK (Knghtbrd worked a lot 
on this with the KDE guys, hey, help us here, too :)). That doesn't make
the QPL compatible with the GPL of gdbm.


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