[Development] Commercial LTS Qt 5.15.4 released

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu May 13 22:30:16 CEST 2021

On Thursday, 13 May 2021 13:22:13 PDT Lorn Potter wrote:
> On 13/5/21 1:51 AM, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > The problem is licensing, not Qt Company's willingness. They offered when
> > this all began. But since it's not open source, I can't look at it.
> Contractually or ethically?
> If ethically, it still is certainly your own choice.
> For me, the bigger picture is that if it furthers/funds the development
>                      of the open source product, then I am ok with
> helping the closed source side.


In order to accept a new licence, it needs to be reviewed in the corporate 
legal and signed by a corporate officer (corporate VP or higher). It ain't 
going to happen for Qt.

It took 6 months to get the corporate CLA signed back in 2012 and Intel was 
part of the discussion in drafting in the first place. And at that time I was 
working on Qt full time. Now I spend less than 10% of my work time.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel DPG Cloud Engineering

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