Linked by Andrew Youll on Wed 6th Jul 2005 06:25 UTC, submitted by Timothy R. Butler
Qt Thinking on the issue of licensing and KDE, an old hymn came to the mind of OfB's Tim Butler. "As it was in the beginning, is now, And ever shall be…" Yes, the issue of licensing has been a perennial problem for the Free/Open Source desktop and he suggests its biggest licensing issue remains: the GPL. Read more at OfB.biz
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by rm6990 on Wed 6th Jul 2005 11:37 UTC
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Yeah I know, that's why I asked them how they thought they were going to enforce this policy of theres and the representative I was talking to said they would not license Qt to me for proprietary use if I already had software developed. I guess that means that before they license Qt to people who already have some development done they want to see the source code to ensure that you havn't tried to avoid developer licenses by using the GPL licensed version of Qt. Seems like a suicidal policy to me.

What are they going to do, turn their customers down? It's a good thing most of the shareholders work inside the company, because if I was a shareholder and knew Trolltech was turning down customers like that I would be pretty pissed (not that it would matter but still).

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