corection qt is open source but gtk has no restrictions on use

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at
Fri Jul 22 03:52:12 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-07-21 at 22:07 -0500, george rogers wrote:
> because its under the lgpl whch is a bsd stile lisence
GTK+ is under LGPL¹, Qt can be obtained under a variety of licenses (one
of them is the GPL²).  LGPL is *not* a BSD style license³!  There are
restrictions on the LGPL but it's far less than those imposed by the

I just want to clear things up.

     1. "*Lesser* General Public License".
     2. "General Public License".
     3. Yes, from an eyes of a property source developer who _just_ want
        to use this said LGPL code (in this case, the GTK+), it's very
        similar to the BSD when it comes to restrictions as long as
        he/she/they don't touch the code of said code (the GTK+ code).
        BSD imposes *no* such restriction whatsoever.

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