QGIS as 'official' GRASS viewer (was Re: [GRASS5] d.legend and d.out.png)

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Thu Sep 23 09:58:22 EDT 2004

On Thu, September 23, 2004 15:41, Radim Blazek said:
> On Thursday 23 September 2004 11:48, Moritz Lennert wrote:
>> Please correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't this mean that there will
>> be
>> no Windows version, since in order to use QGIS for windows you need a
>> non-free version of the qt library ?
>> On the qt web site:
>> "The Qt Free Edition is available under two open-source licenses: the
>> GPL
>> (GNU Public License), and the QPL (Q Public License). Both these
>> licenses
>> are suitable for the development of Free Open Source Software for Linux,
>> Unix, and Mac OS X."
>> i.e. not for windows. Or am I getting something wrong ? How does the new
>> QGIS windows version handle the issue ?
> QGIS license has exception and it can be built with any version of Qt:
> | In addition, as a special exception, the QGIS Development Team gives
> | permission to link the code of this program with the Qt library,
> | including but not limited to the following versions (both free and
> | commercial): Qt/Non-commerical Windows, Qt/Windows, Qt/X11, Qt/Mac, and

So there is a free windows version of Qt ? I thought the free versions
were only for Unix, Linux and MacOSX ?

> GRASS libs are unfortunately under pure GPL, so GRASS provider+plugin
> for QGIS cannot be distributed in binary form for Windows.

Why not ? Is it because QGIS on windows is not GPL ? (Sorry I am a bit
ignorant in these issues ?)


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