Qt Exception license

Jarosław Staniek js at iidea.pl
Sun Mar 5 14:29:04 GMT 2006

Allen Winter wrote:

> Hello Licensing Gurus:
> I believe due to the new Qt 4 licensing we no longer need the following
> verbage cluttering up
> our source files.  Can the Qt exception be removed from all our source
> files in trunk now?
> "....
>    In addition, as a special exception, the copyright holders give
>     permission to link the code of this library with any edition of
>     the Qt library by Trolltech AS, Norway (or with modified versions
>     of Qt that use the same license as Qt), and distribute linked
>     combinations including the two.  You must obey the GNU General
>     Public License in all respects for all of the code used other than
>     Qt.  If you modify this file, you may extend this exception to
>     your version of the file, but you are not obligated to do so.  If
>     you do not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from
>     your version."

Why? Is commercial Qt4 license abandoned?

regards / pozdrawiam,
 Jaroslaw Staniek / OpenOffice Polska

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