[Interest] Statically linking an open-source application with Qt?

Nuno Santos nunosantos at imaginando.pt
Tue Jul 26 17:35:55 CEST 2016


I have commercial products and I want to have peaceful sleep at night, so I have bought the commercial license. 

Since Qt provides all the the source code and all the information to build Qt from source is around, of course you can do it. If it is legally permitted, I don’t know. I don’t have all the information to give a precise answer, sorry. 

Maybe you should contact Qt commercial team and expose your problem. 



> On 26 Jul 2016, at 16:27, Vik k <digitloft at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Nuno,
> I've found this link: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12654613/static-linking-qt-with-open-source-version <https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12654613/static-linking-qt-with-open-source-version>
> They say that I need to provide object files so user can relink the application and it should be fine, in my case I provide the whole source, so shouldn't it be totally fine?
> Vik
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 5:25 PM, Nuno Santos <nunosantos at imaginando.pt <mailto:nunosantos at imaginando.pt>> wrote:
> To compile and deploy a statically linked Qt you need a comercial license.
> Nuno
> > On 26 Jul 2016, at 16:15, Vik k <digitloft at gmail.com <mailto:digitloft at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> > Hey, I wrote an open source application using Qt and now I want to statically link it to the Qt library. My question is, is it legal to do so?
> >
> > On the website I am going to provide several download links to precompiled versions of my app for Windows, Mac and Linux and a link to the GitHub repository containing the source code of the application.
> >
> > My application will have no about section tho (as a matter of fact it does not have a menubar at all), is it also okay to write that I used Qt on the website & in the GitHub repo?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Vik.
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