[Development] "The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil" statement in Qt sources

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 18:36:29 CET 2013

On Wednesday 18 December 2013 09:04:20 Thiago Macieira wrote:
> If only we could get the opinion of a Linux distribution known for being a
> stickler to the free software definitions, to the point of even having their
> own free software guidelines... ;-)


> I guess that you brought this up because Debian would have a problem with
> it.

We do, and also Fedora[0] and Red Hat[1]

[0] <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:Main#Bad_Licenses>
[1] <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=455507>

> I'm going to say that we have a problem with it too, both as open
> source and free software devs and from the commercial point of view. From
> FOSS point of view, we don't limit what you can do with the software; from
> the commercial point of view, some segments of the industry (like defence)
> might not like it.

Needless to say that I agree with this.


Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
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