[Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia

Karl Ruetz karl.ruetz at ruetzdogz.com
Tue Aug 14 18:08:12 CEST 2012


As Obtuse as it might sound, for my company, it's worth the cost of
the commercial license just so we don't have to tip toe around all the
LPGL conditions and exceptions. 

We have found Digia to be very
reliable and responsive and, for now, we are very optimistic about
Digia's future with Qt. 


On 2012-08-14 10:02, Thiago Macieira

> On terça-feira, 14 de agosto de 2012 11.44.54, Atlant Schmidt
>> You don't find these paragraphs from LGPL 2.1, if not
ambiguous, at least "interesting"?
> Don't forget an important
detail: Qt isn't licensed "pure" LGPL 2.1. It's 
> licensed LGPL 2.1 +
> Nokia Qt LGPL Exception version 1.1
> As an
additional permission to the GNU Lesser General Public License version
2.1, the object code form of a "work that uses the Library" may
> material from a header file that is part of the Library.
You may distribute
> such object code under terms of your choice,
provided that:
> (i) the header files of the Library have not been
modified; and 
> (ii) the incorporated material is limited to numerical
parameters, data
> structure layouts, accessors, macros, inline
functions and
> templates; and
> (iii) you comply with the terms of
Section 6 of the GNU Lesser General
> Public License version 2.1.
Moreover, you may apply this exception to a modified version of the
> provided that such modification does not involve copying
material from the
> Library into the modified Library's header files
unless such material is
> limited to (i) numerical parameters; (ii) data
structure layouts;
> (iii) accessors; and (iv) small macros, templates
and inline functions of
> five lines or less in length.
Furthermore, you are not required to apply this additional permission to
> modified version of the Library.
> -- Thiago Macieira -
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