Eric3 + Qt licensing [was Re: The IDE question]

Ville Vainio ville at
Fri Oct 15 22:29:20 CEST 2004

>>>>> "Jarek" == Jarek Zgoda <jzgoda at> writes:

    Jarek> software. But as you may have read in GNU Public License,
    Jarek> if you link to non-free library, you must give special
    Jarek> permission in your license statement (as in the case of Psi
    Jarek> Jabber client). Since Eric3 is GPL-ed

I don't think GPL allows linking with non-free stuff at all. Not even
with special permissions. If it does, it's not GPL but some other,
GPL-like license.

    Jarek> software, only Detlev Offenbach can give this permission,
    Jarek> but he states in README, that "building for personal
    Jarek> purposes is permitted, but distribution is not". IANAL, but
    Jarek> I think GNU GPL does not allow such restriction. Hallo, any
    Jarek> lawyers around here?

Well, that does not sound at all like GPL. eric3 also doesn't appear
to be apt-gettable in Ubuntu (which distributes most of debian Sid in
"universe"), so there might be some unclear matters in its

Ville Vainio

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