[Development] Rules for Third-Party components in Qt 4.8 onwards

Kai Koehne Kai.Koehne at qt.io
Tue Dec 13 13:13:12 CET 2016


I'd like to put down the rules on how we handle code in Qt that we as Qt contributors do not have copyright over ourselves in a QUIP:


I suggest that
- Every third party component must be documented by a qt_attribution.json file
- Adding a third-party component that will become part of a Qt library, plugin or tool needs approval by the Chief Maintainer
- Third-party components that become part of a Qt library, plugin, or tool need to be mentioned in the change log of the release in a [Third-Party Code] area.



Kai Köhne, Senior Manager R&D | The Qt Company

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