Common Public License (CPL)

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Mon Mar 6 21:26:04 GMT 2006

On Saturday 04 March 2006 13:02, Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> On Friday 03 March 2006 20:55, George Kraft wrote:

> > I'm not asking to mix code with different licenses.  :-)  I'm trying to
> > get folks to realize that CPL is another license for header files and
> > libraries that be used to build GPL code.
> However from my point of view, KDE cannot add CPL to license texts in
> kdelibs as the license is not GPL-compatible. So it is not a license that
> you can take, develop code with it and not think intensively about the
> license. (QPL is there however, but I suppose that it must be considered as
> historical.)

I think it can savely be assumed that the CPL is incompatible with GPL _and_ 
QPL as IBM has stated itself that they investigated possibilities for a Qt 
based SWT implementation and found that they couldn't do it due to licence 


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
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