[Interest] Impact of QtWayland licensing on applications bundling OSS Qt?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu Jun 16 23:52:21 CEST 2022

On Thursday, 16 June 2022 11:20:55 PDT Mike Rochefort wrote:
> Additionally, considering Wayland is becoming a core piece of the Linux
> ecosystem is there a reason why the QtWayland module doesn't follow the
> same licensing as QtBase where the other QPA plugins are provided?

The module has two parts with different licensing:

The Wayland *client* library API and the wayland QPA plugin, which are 
 LicenseRef-Qt-Commercial OR LGPL-3.0-only OR GPL-2.0-only OR GPL-3.0-only
which is the same as qtbase, see

And the Wayland compositor (server) library API, which is licensed
 LicenseRef-Qt-Commercial OR GPL-3.0-only

If you just want your application to run in a Wayland session, you need the 
client library and plugin only.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Cloud Software Architect - Intel DCAI Cloud Engineering

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