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Re: Bug#270461: lincvs: No free license & misleading copyright file

On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 03:04:09PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> The notice in the LICENSE file specifies a non-free license. GPL is
> usually free, but when, as here, it is applied only under the
> condition that one links with (a certain version of Qt) it is not
> free. The restriction means that I cannot take the lincvs code nd

I think this is the wrong way of putting it.  This is not a case of a
"non-free application of the GPL".  This software is not under the GPL
at all; it's under a different, non-free, GPL-incompatible license that's
easily confused with the GPL.

> Furthermore, such a restricted GPL grant is incompatible with the raw
> GPL-ness of src/AnnotateGrepLinesDialog.ui et al.

Also, dual-licensing the rest would be relatively useless without dual-
licensing these files, too, unless these files are easily removed.

Glenn Maynard

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