[cad-linux] toolkit licences

  • From: phrostie <pfrostie@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cad-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 11:30:17 -0700 (PDT)

I'd ask some people on another list about the licences used by different
this seemed to be one of the more complete answers.

> To: satlug@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] toolkit licences
> Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 13:02:11 -0500
> > does anyone know of a good rundown of the differnt toolkits and their
> > licences?
> GTK is pure LGPL
> when KDE first showed up QT was under a non-free license called "QPL"
> and is a reason why many developers refused to support KDE.  after all
> the stink, trolltech changed qt to use a hybrid lgpl/proprietary license
> to keep buisnesses paying (http://www.trolltech.com/purchase/orderform.html) 
> and non-profits (such as kde) to be free-as-in-beer-but-not-speech
> the zend engine (part of php4) still uses the QT toolkits' flawed license.
> tcl/tk uses its own unique license:
> "The authors hereby grant permission to use, copy, modify, distribute,
> and license this software and its documentation for any purpose, provided
> that existing copyright notices are retained in all copies and that this
> notice is included verbatim in any distributions. No written agreement,
> license, or royalty fee is required for any of the authorized uses.
> Modifications to this software may be copyrighted by their authors
> and need not follow the licensing terms described here, provided that
> the new terms are clearly indicated on the first page of each file where
> they apply."
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