Bug#617613: FreeCAD & OCTPL
tpikonen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 14:38:10 UTC 2012
This is great news! Although it would be nice to get OCC under a GPL
compatible license, it's anyway good to get Freecad back into Debian.
On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM, Juergen Riegel
<FreeCAD at juergen-riegel.net> wrote:
> Hi together,
> I'm, together with Werner, the maintainer of FreeCAD.
> Based on the long history of license struggle with OCTPL I do not think they
> will change the license soon.
> So I decided to go for GPL free for the 0.13 release of FreeCAD.
> Fortunately Kongsberg, the company behind Coin3D, send a letter to all its
> paying customer that they decided
> to discontinue the commercial Version and plan to release the source under
> BSD. This switch and
> the removal of smaller libs (e.g. PyQt) will remove all GPL dependencies of
> Unfortunately we have to wait for the Coin switch. But there is a solution
> to this problem!
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