Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2011 15:50 UTC, submitted by Geoff Floding
Qt Since the web has a tendency to overstate things: no, Nokia is not selling Qt. Today, Nokia announced that Digia will acquire the Qt Commercial software licensing and professional services business from Nokia. So I repeat: Nokia is not selling Qt.
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Nth_Man
Member since:
2010-05-16

There are a lot of programs using Qt (under the LGPL license). Some of them are closed-source.

Can you say a single example of those programs that can be sued for using the LGPL license and not be sued if they use the "commercial" license?

How is that those niches of market require the "commercial" license?

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Forgive me if my GPL license interpretation is off, but doesn't distributing the libraries ( in the form of embedded hardware and/or a full installation program) require them to also provide the source code for the qt libraries?

If so is that what people object to in those industries? it seems simple enough, but maybe they just don't want to deal with "the hassle" of doing it.

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Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

Forgive me if my GPL license interpretation is off, but doesn't distributing the libraries ( in the form of embedded hardware and/or a full installation program) require them to also provide the source code for the qt libraries?

Let's notice that you are answering a comment that I wrote about the LGPL, not the GPL.

"Qt users may create proprietary applications that dynamically link to the LGPL-licensed Qt libraries [...]". There's more in
http://qt.nokia.com/about/licensing/frequently-asked-questions/

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Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

No.

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

That's one way to look at it. They can hack up the Qt libs without providing the source code.

I'm thinking it means they want someone to sue when everything goes south. That and priority support with SLAs.

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