[Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia

Karl Ruetz karl.ruetz at ruetzdogz.com
Wed Aug 15 16:20:07 CEST 2012


Hey now. I'm not "paranoid" or "idiotic", just lazy enough to be
willing to pay for a commercial license so I don't have to worry about
staying LGPL compliant. 


On 2012-08-15 08:12, Konrad Rosenbaum

> You are missing my point: there are only a few areas where
you can't use 
> (L)GPL. Then there are a lot of paranoid bosses who
simply refuse to use 
> (L)GPL'ed software although they could, or who
make idiotic demands on locking 
> down the software. You can use the
commercial license of Qt in those cases. 
> LGPL helps in a lot of
cases where the paranoia level is as low as the 
> shoestring R&D budget
(this usually correlates, since lawyers are expensive): 
> you can start
using Qt under LGPL although the application is non-GPL. There 
> is a
huge class of applications for which the LGPL requirements are not a 
problem (uncritical desktop or phone apps) and another huge class in
which you 
> give the user the LGPL rights, but tell them that you only
support it if they 
> keep your version of Qt (production that does not
threaten lives if the 
> software fails).
> Konrad
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