Subject: Re: Release comercial application's sources as GPL but with restriction in usage
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 17:43:39 -0500

David Ryan scripsit:

> Its because no other licenses have this clause that I am creating a 
> license which has this effect.  The QTPL is quite thin in many other 
> areas which is why it can't really be used.  I think this clause creates 
> a good ground for business developers to release high quality code well 
> maintained source into the open source community.

I've gotten permission to reuse the text of the QPL, provided all references
to the QPL and Trolltech are excised.

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