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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It is less Qts licensing
by on Wed 6th Jul 2005 06:29 UTC

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It is more the price, the entry point for Qt is very steep, not very expensive for big companies, but very expensive for small developers, shareware developers, small software shops.

One solution out of this would be some kind of reduced Qt light license with a subset of the original Qt, which could be enough for most shareware authors.
Another one would be a small volume/shareware/non gpl oss author license with a less steep entry fee point.

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RE: It is less Qts licensing
by on Wed 6th Jul 2005 11:14 in reply to "It is less Qts licensing"
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> very expensive for small developers, shareware developers, small software shops.

Trolltech has always said that they are open to special deals for those and start-ups. Just contact them!

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