[Development] Scope of source code license files

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Sat Jun 25 02:02:00 CEST 2016

On sexta-feira, 24 de junho de 2016 20:02:03 PDT Benjamin TERRIER wrote:
> > 2)
> https://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/01/13/new-agreement-with-the-kde-free-qt-founda
> tion/
> > 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
> > onwards?
> I'm wondering if having these license files still in there doesn't
> automatically make Qt 5.7 available under LGPLv2.1?
> Maybe Dr Till Jaeger has an answer.

It does not. There are still some files that are LGPLv2.1, either in third-
party or for other reasons. But that doesn't mean the entire works is.

The vast majority of files has an updated and very clear licence header saying 
that they are under LGPLv3, GPLv2 and the commercial licences.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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