[Interest] QtPdf from Qt open source online installer

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Tue Oct 20 17:54:23 CEST 2020

20.10.2020, 18:12, "Benjamin TERRIER" <b.terrier at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, 19 Oct 2020 at 20:54, Jason H <jhihn at gmx.com> wrote:
>> There's some license shenanegans going on.
>> https://www.qt.io/blog/change-in-open-source-licensing-of-qt-wayland-compositor-qt-application-manager-and-qt-pdf
>> However there was a later update:
>> https://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2020-January/038457.html
>> So I don't know why it was not included.
>> It seems that some people (myself included) objected to commericalizing a module that was based on a open source engine to start with.
> Yes, I've seen the discussions about the license, but I thought it was solved.
> Given that The Qt Company is selling the QtPdf module under a commercial license on the marketplace I was thinking that
> they remove the QtPdf artefacts from the QtWebEngine packages. That would make sense for commercial users.
> However, for open source users it looks like a bug in the installer.

Isn't this done intentionally to promote commercial licenses among open source users?


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