[Development] Change in open-source licensing of Qt Wayland Compositor, Qt Application Manager and Qt PDF
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Fri Oct 11 03:20:50 CEST 2019
11.10.2019, 04:09, "Kevin Kofler" <kevin.kofler at chello.at>:
> 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!
FWIW, that tarball already contains code under various licenses (BSD, LGPL 2.1, LGPL 3/GPL 2/Commercial, Apache 2.0, MIT, MPL 2, etc.)
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