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

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

Ok, let me repost my entire post,with a single letter change to specify the particular Gnu public license I was referring to.

Forgive me if my LGPL 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 LGPL 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?

Only in the very strange case of modifying the Qt source code and distributing programs, outside the company, made with this modified Qt version.

If we look for "Must provide source code changes to Qt" in http://qt.nokia.com/products/licensing/licensing we can see more information.

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.

In the very strange case that I was talking about, the company would only need an FTP server, for example, to serve those modified Qt files. For those companies, with a lot of developers, that already have a web site... having an ftp site is no big deal. Hey, a lot of Linux distributions have had ftp sites for many years.

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