Integrating Kaffe and Mozilla ?

Olivier Galibert galibert at
Thu Apr 16 10:04:22 PDT 1998

On Thu, Apr 16, 1998 at 11:24:46AM -0500, Tony Kimball wrote:
> Quoth Robert S. Thau on Thu, 16 April:
> : a port done by Troll Tech to
> : their non-DFSG-free "Qt free edition" windowing toolkit,
> I'm trying to figure out what is "non-DFSG-free" about Qt.
> It goes out under the BSD license in the long run, but even

This   is  wrong. It  may   go under  the   BSD license  given certain
conditions. Time is not one of them.

> in the short run, which license term is contrary to the DFSG?

DFSG::1.Free Redistribution

      The  license of  a Debian component  may  not restrict any party
from  selling   or giving away the  software   as  a  component  of an
aggregate   software distribution  containing  programs  from  several
different sources. The license may not  require a royalty or other fee
for such sale.


You may also use the Qt toolkit to create reusable components (such as
libraries) provided that you accept the terms above, and in addition that:
  - Qt is not distributed as an integral part of your components.


DFSG::3.Derived Works

      The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must
allow them to  be distributed under the same  terms as  the license of
the original software.


You may copy this version of the Qt toolkit provided that the entire
archive is distributed unchanged and as a whole, including this notice.


DFSG::6.No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor

      The  license  must not  restrict  anyone from  making use of the
program  in a  specific  field of endeavor.  For  example, it may  not
restrict the program from being used in a business, or from being used
for genetic research.


If you are paid to develop something with Qt or it is a part of your job
the following conditions also apply:


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