[Development] License for Qt Desktop Components

jens.bache-wiig at nokia.com jens.bache-wiig at nokia.com
Mon May 21 13:02:26 CEST 2012

I agree and cleaning up the mess is long overdue. The non-commercial clause certainly makes no sense as you say and LGPL might be problematic when it comes to re-use of QML code. I got the permissions to move existing headers over to BSD and will use that for the new ones as well. The required changes are currently pending on gerrit.


> Hi,
>  what is the license for Qt Desktop Components [0]?
> The headers files don't seem to agree between each other: some are BSD,
> some LGPL and carry this notice:
> ========
> ** No Commercial Usage
> ** This file contains pre-release code and may not be distributed.
> ** You may use this file in accordance with the terms and conditions
> contained
> ** in the Technology Preview License Agreement accompanying this package.
> **
> ========
> I should contribute some new file soon, so I'd like to know :-)
> Also (though this is probably off-topic), since this is a new project
> and Nokia probably doesn't have any obligations with commercial
> customers, wouldn't it make sense to remove the contribution agreement,
> or at least not have the paragraph:
> ========
> ** Other Usage
> ** 	Alternatively, this file may be used in accordance with the terms and
> ** conditions contained in a signed written agreement between you and Nokia.
> ========
> Ciao,
>  Alberto
> [0]: http://qt-project.org/wiki/QtDesktopComponents
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