Re: License question about regexplorer
* Roberto C. Sanchez:
> I have been recently checking out packages up for adoption or
> already orphaned. In the process I came across regexplorer .
> Here are the dependencies of regexplorer and their respective
> licenses (as I understand it):
> * libc6 (LGPL)
> * libgcc1 (GPL w/ exception)
> * libqt3c102-mt (QPL/GPL)
> * libstdc++5 (GPL)
> * libx11-6 (MIT/X)
> * libxext6 (MIT/X)
And the problem is that regexplorer is licensed under the plain QPL?
> My question is this. Is Debian accepting QT3 under the GPL or the
As far as I know, Debian complies with the QPL requirements, so we can
choose between QPL and GPL on a per-application basis.
> (1) is the exception for libgcc1 sufficient for regexplorer to link?
Yes, as long as you use GCC to compile regexplorer.
> (2) is QT3 in Debian via QPL or GPL?
> (3) is libstdc++5 actually GPL w/o exception?
No, all source files should be covered by the usual exception. If
they aren't, upstream considers this a bug.
> Additionally, it seems like QPL licensed code can't be in main
QPL is usually considered free, but its use is discouraged. An
additional exception, as granted by OCaml for example, can improve