Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 22:22 UTC, submitted by vivainio
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This is kind of... Well, good news, I suppose? It depends on where you allegiances lie, but it seems like Ubuntu is warming up to the idea of using Qt to develop applications. It's no secret that Qt is a far more advanced development framework than Gtk+, so it only makes sense for Ubuntu - a GNOME/Gtk+ distribution - is looking at it.
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by lemur2 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 01:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
lemur2
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And the worse, it is controlled by Nokia, hence semi-propietary


Qt is licensed as LGPL v3 (not just GPL, mind you, but LGPL), which makes it decidedly not proprietary.

BTW, it was Nokia who made it LGPL. Qt wasn't LGPL before Nokia purchased it.

Being LGPL means that you can statically link it, and then distribute it as a binary if you like. MythTV comes to mind here.

Qt is being embraced by Intel within the Meego framework.

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