Help Porting Our TomeRaider to Ubuntu

Micah J. Cowan micah at
Thu Jun 29 04:57:50 BST 2006

On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 10:29:51PM -0500, Scott Dier wrote:
> Micah J. Cowan wrote:
> > Such licenses are firmly outside the domain of FOSS. Does Ubuntu include
> > any such packages in main or universe?
> Thats interesting, I swear QT did that for years.  They don't anymore, 
> but it didn't make KDE and QT being in Debian main.

The QPL has always allowed use on any platform. The GPL-incompatible
restriction was that modifications had to be distributed in patch form.
In Qt's case, it /was/ a simple omission of code, and not a licensing
issue (as I made it _explicitly_ clear I was discussing, above).

> I'm not talking about restrictive licensing, I'm talking about merely 
> *not* giving out sourcecode that bridges the app to Win32 or Palm or 
> whathaveyou.  I'm not talking about licenses that restrict the ability 
> write your own way to bridge to windows land.  Since the owners of the 
> code can license to themselves any which way they want, theres also no 
> issues by redistributing their own binaries with proprietary code 
> either. (see: openoffice/staroffice)

I (and the OP) /are/ talking about licensing. The OP specifically stated
making it "Free and Open Source" /only/ for Ubuntu.  Not even for other
Linuxen. Sounds like licensing to me.

Ivan was certainly talking licensing, so if you were changing the
subject in your response, you should probably have been more explicit.

Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer...

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