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Re: QPL and non-free



On Tuesday 20 December 2005 07:37, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT>
>
> > bahner@debian.org wrote:
> >>I think the subject of my former email quite clearly states QPL?
> >
> > Then you do not need to worry, because the QPL is a free license.
>
> Readers should beware that Marco holds this opinion in known
> opposition to most other people on this list.

Saying "most other people" is certainly an overstatement. I believe the 
license is free and complies with the DFSG, but it can be problematic when 
linked with software that has incompatible licenses.

Readers should also note that the FSF believes[1] that the QPL is a free 
license; but it's not GPL compatible.

[1] http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/index_html#GPLIncompatibleLicenses

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