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Re: Corel's apt frontend

From: Branden Robinson <branden@ecn.purdue.edu>
On Sat, Oct 16, 1999 at 01:12:42PM -0700, Bruce J. Perens wrote:
> DO NOT LGPL, that would let them make the front-end non-free. Qt
> exception is fine.

I think it's Corel's intent to GPL the front-end anyway, but I'd prefer not
to make it possible for _others_ to put non-free front-ends on APT.

> Good point, I hadn't thought of that. Is there a form of non-free they
> could get away with that wouldn't force them to pay royalties to Troll
> Tech, though?

I don't think it's more than $2000. They can afford it :-)

> It is ultimately Jason's decision, though.  He could decide to do neither
> and leave Corel in a nice big quandary.  :)

They are already getting an education-by-fire regarding licenses, aren't
they? I don't think we have to make it any more difficult.



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