[Interest] Qt free software policy

Matthew Woehlke mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 16:16:26 CEST 2019


On 14/08/2019 16.22, John Weeks wrote:
> We are a small company selling a very large and complex application which is now based on Qt open source. At the time we first considered porting to Qt (version 4.3?) the license was very expensive for small company (six programmers) and the evaluation period simply wasn't adequate to deciding if it was the right way to go. So we went open-source when it became available when Nokia took over.
> 
> Since then, we have wished that we had a commercial license in order to get a bit more traction on some bugs. The Qt Company wanted us to pay for all the  licensing that had accrued since we started using the LGPL version. That up-front cost is prohibitive, so we haven't done it.

Does TQtC *not* sell commercial-level *support* without the additional
commercial licensing rights (and retroactive costs)? If not, that seems
like an idiotic missed opportunity...

-- 
Matthew


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