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Re: Corel's apt frontend

On Wed, Oct 20, 1999 at 09:19:27AM -0700, Bruce Perens wrote:
> From: Gergely Madarasz <gorgo@sztaki.hu>
> > Btw this will mean that you won't be allowed to use other people's GPL
> > code in libapt-pkg, right ?
> No, it simply means that any contributors to the library must accept both
> licenses. Essentially, there is one license that is the GPL, another that
> says something like this:

Don't forget the importance of allowing derivative works to omit the QT
clause. Otherwise, difficulty arrises when using parts of libapt in other
programs licensed only under the GPL. 

> 	Copyright (C) 1997, 1998, 1999 Jason Gunthorpe and others. You
> 	may apply the terms of the GNU General Public License (the
> 	GPL), Version 2.0, published by the Free Software Foundation,
> 	to this program.
> 	In addition, the copyright holders relax a single restriction of
> 	the GPL: you may link this program to a version of the GUI library
> 	"libqt", published by Troll Tech (Norway), as long as:
> 	1. The version of "libqt" is under the terms of the "Q Public License",
> 	   Version 2.0, which was published by Troll Tech on or before
> 	   20-October-1999.
> 	2. The source code of the version of "libqt" used is
> 	   a) Distributed with the binary version.
> 	   OR
> 	   b) Downloadable by anyone, without fee, using a publicly-announced
> 	      URL on the internet, for a duration of at least three years
> 	      starting with distribution of the binary version.
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Brian Ristuccia

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