[Interest] Qt free software policy

Tuukka Turunen tuukka.turunen at qt.io
Mon Aug 19 08:57:42 CEST 2019

“could the author ask the module to be also available under GPLv2?”

Yes, but since the preference is to have the v3 for new items, there probably would be some discussion and planning what would be the best approach.



From: Benjamin TERRIER <b.terrier at gmail.com>
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019 at 12.18
To: Tuukka Turunen <tuukka.turunen at qt.io>, qt qt <interest at qt-project.org>
Subject: Re: [Interest] Qt free software policy

Le ven. 16 août 2019 à 08:41, Tuukka Turunen <tuukka.turunen at qt.io<mailto:tuukka.turunen at qt.io>> a écrit :

I do agree that we should clarify this, especially the GPLv2 and GPLv3 part is not clearly explained at qt.io<http://qt.io> websites. The approach is to use the v3 of both LGPL and GPL for new things, but to keep GPLv2 option for Essentials and those Add-ons that existed in December 2015, see clause 4.4 and 4.6 in  https://kde.org/community/whatiskde/Software_License_Agreement_2015.pdf

Thank you for claryfing that.
I have one last question. As Thiago said that it is up to the module author do choose the license, would a module author be able to choose only between GPLv3 and LGPLv3? Or could the author ask the module to be also available under GPLv2?


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