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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Re : QuantamG
by rm6990 on Wed 6th Jul 2005 11:27 UTC
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2005-07-04

what Trolltech told you is absolute garbage and they know it. The GPL v 2 specifically allows you to modify and use GPL licensed software in house without licensing it under the GPL. The GPL only kicks in once the software is distributed.

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#InternalDistribution

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RE: Re : QuantamG
by QuantumG on Wed 6th Jul 2005 11:32 in reply to "Re : QuantamG"
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2005-07-06

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.

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