[Kde-bindings] license question

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Wed Dec 21 08:06:51 UTC 2005

On Wednesday 21 December 2005 4:46 am, Marcus wrote:
> > If you must purchase a commercial license to BOTH Qt AND whatever
> > bindings you're using to do a commercial Qt app in anything but C++, then
> > how can they claim that the bindings are competing with them?  I've never
> > heard of any bindings claiming to be a replacement for Qt, nor could they
> > be.  You purchase just Qt or both, meaning no matter what they get their
> > cut.
> It has been a long time since I had the conversation, so the details are
> coming back slowly (but faster than my dead hard drive with the email
> archives is coming back).
> As I am recalling now, the catch is that anyone who wanted to use the
> bindings in a commercial way would also need the commercial Qt license. In
> this way, they are differentiating bindings from "normal" applications. For
> example, if I wrote my application SuperDuper, I would normally be include
> Qt's libs in the application if I had a commercial Qt license, but for
> bindings, they would not permit that kind of situation.
> (I say "commercial" in the generic sense for proprietary, enterprise
> license or whatever the phrasing is.)

That is correct, but what you said originally is completely different (and 


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