[Development] Scope of source code license files

Sze Howe Koh szehowe.koh at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 13:22:27 CEST 2016

On 7 May 2016 at 12:20, Joseph Crowell <joseph.w.crowell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/05/2016 7:39 PM, Lars Knoll wrote:
>> On 02/05/16 14:37, "Development on behalf of Sze Howe Koh" <development-bounces+lars.knoll=qt.io at qt-project.org on behalf of szehowe.koh at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> The LICENSE.GPLvX and LICENSE.LGPLvX files from
>>> http://code.qt.io/cgit/qt/qtbase.git/tree/ (and submodules) start with
>>> "The Qt Toolkit is Copyright (C) 2015...", but then they go on to say
>>> "You may use, distribute and copy the Qt GUI Toolkit under the terms
>>> of..."
>>> Is this correct? What about non-GUI parts of the toolkit?
>> The GUI in here is just a historical thing. It applies to Qt.
> Wording should probably should be changed then as times have changed and Qt is certainly no longer just a GUI toolkit.

Here's the first batch, targeting the "5.6" branch. If this is OK,
I'll submit similar patches for the other repos too:


Some more questions:

1) What about http://code.qt.io/cgit/qt/qtbase.git/tree/LGPL_EXCEPTION.txt
? It's currently presented as additional permissions on top of LGPL
v2.1. I presume LGPL v3.0 should be included too?

2) https://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/01/13/new-agreement-with-the-kde-free-qt-foundation/
says that "Qt 5.7 will not be available under LGPLv2.1 anymore" --
Does that mean LICENSE.LGPLv21 should be removed from the 5.7 branch

>> Cheers,
>> Lars


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