qt code in kdelibs?

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Tue May 22 00:10:34 BST 2007

On Monday 21 May 2007, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> - anybody being allowed to distribute the code in question without
>   actually granting a license to use it (other than gpl, that is). that
>   should be covered by the qpl/gpl+exception, no?

no, because that only covers the Qt library, not kdelibs. we have no such 
agreement for kdelibs; instead we have the lgpl.

> - buying a qt license would have to imply the right to use (older) qt
>   code "extracted" and distributed separately from the purchased package.

no, because that only covers the Qt library, not kdelibs.

we'd need a specific set of exceptions, and all the attendant complexity in 
explaining what that means to users of our libraries, for kdelibs. now 
imagine how many people we'd have to contact to do that.

Aaron J. Seigo
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