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Re: Corel's apt frontend

On Tue, 19 Oct 1999, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:

> On Mon, 18 Oct 1999, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 16, 1999 at 01:12:42PM -0700, Bruce J. Perens wrote:
> > > (scrawling on the screen of my Palm-Pilot)
> > > 
> > > DO NOT LGPL, that would let them make the front-end non-free. Qt
> > > exception is fine.
> > 
> > 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?  If not, I hardly see them creating a new, unforseen expense
> > for themselves at this stage.
> They actually did email me, so we can do something now.. I said I'd add an
> exclusion for QT/QPL or something - but I really don't know what a
> practical wording for such an exclusion would be.

Btw this will mean that you won't be allowed to use other people's GPL
code in libapt-pkg, right ?


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