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

Peter Kümmel syntheticpp at gmx.net
Sat Jan 16 16:10:05 CET 2016

Am 16.01.2016 um 14:36 schrieb Konstantin Tokarev:
> 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.
> Peter,
> 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".

Thanks for the reminder: I forgot I already sold my soul ;)

>> 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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