Re: Please do not use Qt (fwd)
On Sun, 24 Nov 1996, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> [ 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
I second the motion.....
> - 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.
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