[Interest] Fwd: [Development] Changes to Qt offering

Benjamin TERRIER b.terrier at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 18:44:12 CET 2020

On Tue, 4 Feb 2020 at 17:02, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>

> >    - What about the KDE Free Qt Foundation and its agreement with The Qt
> >    Company that states that if The Qt Company were to release a
> commercial
> > Qt version without releasing a corresponding open source version
> >    within 12 months, then Qt will be available under a BSD license?
> It does not say that. It says that the KDE Free Qt Foundation receives the
> code under the BSD, not that the Foundation releases to the rest of the
> world
> as BSD. It can choose to give to a single entity under that licence to re-
> bootstrap the commercial ecosystem. Also note this only applies to the
> "KDE
> Windowing System", which are systems that KDE (rather, Plasma Desktop
> these
> days) runs on. The mobile platforms are not included.

Android is included  at the same level than "KDE Windowing System" i.e.
"Core platforms".
Also iOS, Windows and other platforms are included in the agreement as
"Additional platforms".
Sections 1.1, 5 and 6 of the agreement make it clear that such "Additional
platforms" are covered by the agreement, as the code
for these platforms must be release *to the public* under a BSD license if
they are not supported anymore and
not replaced by a "successor platform".
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