Re: Is this license permittable into debian 'main'
Scripsit Trent Lloyd <email@example.com>
> The QPL - its OSI approved i beleive
> is it suitable for debian main programs (i beleive so)
Yes, it is DFSG-free.
It is not, however, GPL compatible, due to clause 6c.
> 6. You may develop application programs, reusable components and other
> software items that link with the original or modified versions of the
> Software. These items, when distributed, are subject to the following
> c. If the items are not available to the general public, and the initial
> developer of the Software requests a copy of the items, then you must
> supply one.
The lack of GPL compatibility means that a program with purely GPL
parts cannot link to a library with purely QPL parts or vice versa.
(Modulo some disagreement about the legal nits of dynamic linking.
What I have described here is the debian-legal consensus about the
Henning Makholm "I know how to apply drugs which shall have
either a heating or a cooling effect, and I can give
a vomit and also a purge, and all that sort of thing."