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Re: Bug#251885: ITP: cgal -- C++ library for computational geometry

Scripsit Josh Triplett <josh.trip@verizon.net>

> The other issue here is that the QPL is not a Free Software license
> at all.  See the thread starting at
> <http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/04/msg00233.html> for
> details.  The QPL requires that all changes are sent to the original
> author upon request, and that all license disputes are settled in
> Amsterdam City Court by the laws of the Netherlands.  Both of these
> restrictions are non-DFSG-free.

Hm, is it even the genuine "QPL" that is being referred to? I seem to
remember that the choice of venue used be Oslo, Norway. Not that that
would be any better, of course.

> (Incidentally, the libcwd package which raised the issue of the QPL
> seems to have been uploaded to main even after that discussion concluded
> that the license was non-free.)

A "serious" bug should be filed, then.

Henning Makholm            "We can hope that this serious deficiency will be
                      remedied in the final version of BibTeX, 1.0, which is
            expected to appear when the LaTeX 3.0 development is completed."

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