[Development] Licensing of qtbase

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at carewolf.com
Wed Jul 13 13:32:35 CEST 2022

On Mittwoch, 13. Juli 2022 12:14:27 CEST Felix Crazzolara wrote:
> Dear everyone,
> I would like to use Qt for a personal project. In my project, I use a
> relatively small part of Qt and I think that the components of QtBase here
> https://github.com/qt/qtbase
> suffice for my application.
> I read about the Qt licensing model on the official website. What surprised
> me now to see, is that there are quite a few licenses in the LICENSES
> folder in the repository referred to above. Among them is for example an
> MIT license.
> How can I understand this? Is the QtBase component of Qt itself licensed
> with an MIT license? Can I choose which license in the LICENSES folder to
> use if I restrict myself to QtBase?
No, you can only choose between LGPLv3, GPLv2 or commercial, you have to be 
compatible with one of those. The MIT license is a license for components Qt 
itself uses, and shouldn't affect you.

Best regards

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