[Development] Qt use under LGPL and exceptions to it

Tomasz Siekierda sierdzio at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 07:19:13 CEST 2014

On 22 June 2014 15:43, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
> Em dom 22 jun 2014, às 11:08:40, Tomasz Siekierda escreveu:
>> Those 2 exceptions seem to contradict themselves, in my opinion (the
>> first one restricts our rights, while the other one expands them). Can
>> anybody throw some light on what is going on here? Which LGPL
>> exception should be followed by the users? Both? Or only the one
>> distributed with the source code?
> An exception cannot restrict the rights. Both expand: both are granting you
> the right to distribute binaries that incorporate a certain amount of code
> from Qt into the binary. That is necessary due to the nature of inline and
> template functions -- most C++-based projects carry an LGPL exception like
> that.
> In any case, the one in the source code is the valid one.

Thanks, that is what I suspected.

So the one in the documentation should probably be updated. Maybe I'll
push a fix if I find some spare time to do it.


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