[Development] New KDE Free Qt Foundation agreement and changes to Qt

Knoll Lars Lars.Knoll at theqtcompany.com
Thu Jan 14 09:05:40 CET 2016

On 14/01/16 08:49, "Development on behalf of Andreas Aardal Hanssen" <development-bounces at qt-project.org on behalf of andreas at hanssen.name> wrote:

>2016-01-13 12:15 GMT+01:00 Knoll Lars <Lars.Knoll at theqtcompany.com>:
>Hi everybody,
>The Qt Company has over the last days signed a new and updated agreement with the KDE Free Foundation. With this new agreement come some adjustments to the open source licensing of Qt. Basically LGPLv3 will in the future be our main license for frameworks,
> GPLv3 for the tooling.
>At the same time, The Qt Company committed to open source the currently commercial only parts of Qt for Application Development under the GPLv3 and make those available to the open source community.
>I have discussed this change with many of our Maintainers over the last week, getting a lot of positive feedback to this change.
>With Qt 5.6 being LTS and 5.7 removing licenses from modules, is there enough thunder in 6.0 to get people away from the cooosy 5.6 release? ;-) I mean - judging solely on historical events, the .0s have needed some time to stabilize and the big bang features
> typically don't show up in the very latest minor releases.

We’ll be working on that thunder. There’s some ideas we have for 5.8 and later :)


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