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Re: [PHP4BETA] License concerns

On Tue, 20 Jul 1999, Andi Gutmans wrote:

> At 09:58 PM 7/20/99 +0200, Gergely Madarasz wrote:
> >I've never said that anything you distribute with PHP4 is problematic due
> >to copyrights and licenses. I'm just saying that this license of PHP4
> >unfortunatelly prevents wider full-featured software distribution, like
> >Debian :(
> I think you're wrong there. The PHP license is very close to the Apache 
> license which is distributed with Debian as far as I know. It is in general 
> more free than the PHP 3.0 license.
> And checkout http://www.troll.no/dl/qtfree-dl.html it lists vendors that 
> ship the QPL'ed libQt.
> The list includes Debian, RedHat, FreeBSD etc. So I really don't see where 
> the problem is.

The problem here is the GPL and the QPL together, and the "as a whole"
term of the GPL. You may not distribute a program which incorporates both
GPL and QPL code. And linking PHP against libgdbm would be a program like


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