[Qt-creator] License update! Please check license template!

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Sat Jan 16 14:36:26 CET 2016

16.01.2016, 13:45, "Peter Kümmel" <syntheticpp at gmx.net>:
> Am 15.01.2016 um 15:46 schrieb Hunger Tobias:
>>  In essence Qt Creator will be GPL (with exception) from here on out. This
>>  effects the master branch of the Qt Creator repository. The stable branches are
>>  not going to get updated to the new licensing scheme.
> Strange; change from LGPL to GPL without any discussions.


If you read contributor agreement carefully, in 3.1 you grant non-exlusive rights to the code you've contributed to The Qt Company "under license terms of The Qt Company's choosing including any Open Source Software license".

> Is this again the idea, "if we don't GPL our code someone else earns MY
> money" misbelief?
>>  Please take a bit of time and check whether the patches change the copyright in
>>  unintended ways, especially if you have contributed code to Qt Creator. I think
>>  I managed to keep all information in the headers intact, but please help to make
>>  sure. Checking and double-checking all this information is tedious work and I
>>  might have done some unintended changes.
>>  Please also check your license template: Please use the one we ship with Qt
>>  Creator in dist/copyright_template.txt (after adapting the copyright information
>>  of course)! This file is already updated in git (master branch).
>>  The first patch of the set is here:
>>  https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/146218/
>>  Please help reviewing the patches!
>>  The commercial plugins that are effected by the agreement are currently getting
>>  a similar license update and will get merged into the master branch once that is
>>  complete.
>>  Best Regards,
>>  Tobias
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