[Development] Changes to Qt offering

Pier Luigi Fiorini pierluigi.fiorini at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 22:15:31 CET 2020

Il giorno lun 27 gen 2020 alle ore 22:01 Alexander Akulich <
akulichalexander at gmail.com> ha scritto:

> You already made life harder by licensing Qt under GPL v3. Of course,
> it has pros and cons, but let's jump to the consequence: we have
> Sailfish OS out of the boat. The OS could have a modern Qt and we
> actually could have people working on the upstream QtDeclarative, Qt
> Quick Controls 2 and other modules in the paid time, but. The OS
> developers have complex agreements with a number of important business
> partners and for some of them, it is unacceptable to follow some of
> the tivoization-related GPL v3 clauses. It is hard to explain to
> managers the profit from a new version or collaboration with the Qt
> community. (From a business PoV) it makes very little sense to pay for
> some abstract "technical prettiness" as long as Qt 5.6 gives you the
> money.

Jolla should just buy a proprietary license since the user facing bits are
proprietary as well.

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