Re: Dual licensed software
On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 12:29:12PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> So if you are IBM, say, and you get any financial gain because you use
> JpGraph to prepare reports, then you are a "commercial use", and you
> are not allowed to distribute under the QPL.
This comes back to Steve's message in another thread:
>Note that the limits you're placing in your example (group x can have
>this license, group y can have this license) mean that neither the
>3-clause BSD nor the GPL is actually in effect -- you've modified both
>licenses by limiting who's eligible. I'm not sure if this makes it
>non-free; if the license is worded such that a teacher receiving the
>source under the BSD license can't redistribute modifications under the
>BSD license to *non*-teachers, then it's certainly non-free.
In other words, even non-commercial users don't really get the QPL; they
get the QPL with additional restrictions ("no commercial use").