Is this license permittable into debian 'main'
The QPL - its OSI approved i beleive
is it suitable for debian main programs (i beleive so)
The Q Public License Version 1.0
Copyright (C) 1999 Trolltech AS, Norway.
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute this license document.
The intent of this license is to establish freedom to share and change the
software regulated by this license under the open source model.
This license applies to any software containing a notice placed by the
copyright holder saying that it may be distributed under the terms of the Q
Public License version 1.0. Such software is herein referred to as the
Software. This license covers modification and distribution of the
Software, use of third-party application programs based on the Software,
and development of free software which uses the Software.
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license. Whole or partial distribution of the Software, or software items
that link with the Software, in any form signifies acceptance of this license.
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the Software, is distributed.
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c. You must ensure that all modifications included in the
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5. You may use the original or modified versions of the Software to
compile, link and run application programs legally developed by you or by
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Software. These items, when distributed, are subject to the following
a. You must ensure that all recipients of machine-executable forms of these
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b. You must explicitly license all recipients of your items to use and
re-distribute original and modified versions of the items in both
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so without any charges whatsoever, and they must be able to re-distribute
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c. If the items are not available to the general public, and the initial
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any damages whatsoever, including - but not restricted to - lost revenue or
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except to the extent invariable law, if any, provides otherwise.
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This license is governed by the Laws of Norway. Disputes shall be settled
by Oslo City Court.
Trent Lloyd [Lathat]
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