[ Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list. ] This discussion of the Qt copyright is beginning to sound like a flame war. Could we please end it and do something productive instead? Summary: - Debian has a policy about copyrights, and it's not likely change. Read it in chapter 2 of the Debian policy manual (included as /usr/doc/dpkg/programmer.html in package dpkg-dev, for example). - Qt's copyright does not allow us to put it, or anything that depends on it, in the main distribution. - Qt's copyright may be incompatible with the GPL, because of various requirements the GPL makes, even though Qt's owners are happy with the GPL. See Ian Jackson's analysis, posted to debian-user on November 18. We may need to ask a lawer or the FSF to decide this. - Everyone would like a nice GUI library for Debian, but Qt can't be it unless it's copyright is changed. - V is LGPL'd, seems to be good enough, and is therefore a better choice for programs that need to go into the main distribution. -- Please read <http://www.iki.fi/liw/mail-to-lasu.html> before mailing me. Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list.
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