Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Sep 2008 14:03 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Google When Google released its Chrome web browser not too long ago, it of course emphasised that the browser was an open source product. The browser contains 24 parts originating from 3rd parties, and to some surprise, one of those parts comes from one of Google's biggest enemies - Microsoft.
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by Manuma on Tue 16th Sep 2008 15:50 UTC
Manuma
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2005-07-28

Making it with Qt would abligate Google to release it under the GPL, and it is abvious the didn't want that, They could have a Qt license an release it under the license they want it but anyone who wanted to contribute would have to buy a Qt license too. So please, stop the Qt non sense. Is to limitant.

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by getaceres on Tue 16th Sep 2008 15:58 in reply to "..."
getaceres Member since:
2005-07-06

No, since version 4.X (X is something I don't remember) QT license has an exception for open source projects so basically, if your project is open source, then you can use QT for free and apply to your sources the license you like.

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by Manuma on Tue 16th Sep 2008 16:16 in reply to "RE: ..."
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by raboof on Wed 17th Sep 2008 11:06 in reply to "RE: ..."
raboof Member since:
2005-07-24

The details of that arrangement, well hidden-away, are at http://doc.trolltech.com/4.4/license-gpl-exceptions.html

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