[Development] Change in open-source licensing of Qt Wayland Compositor, Qt Application Manager and Qt PDF

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Oct 11 03:06:39 CEST 2019

I wrote:
> Tuukka Turunen wrote:
>> Qt PDF is a new module, which has not been released earlier despite the
>> pre-release code being available. Changing the license to GPLv3 will
>> allow The Qt Company to support the module going forward.
> But this license change makes the module effectively useless for the
> community because we already have a GPLv3-licensed implementation,
> Poppler-Qt. The more liberal license was the only added value of PDFium.

PS: In addition, Qt PDF is de facto not a new module, but was added to the 
existing LGPL-licensed QtWebEngine module (because it uses the PDFium from 
QtWebEngine), so you will be shipping one tarball with differently licensed 
parts. This will be really confusing!

        Kevin Kofler

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