[kde-solaris] Re: KDE on Solaris Companion CD

LeBar, Russell kde-solaris@mail.kde.org
Mon Feb 24 19:56:41 2003

Right. The Qt licensing issue is not that it hurts Sun directly but that it
might discourage some vendors from developing for the platform. But I'm not
sure if I really buy into that theory. It's unfortunate the way things went
since right now KDE is looking like the better desktop.

-- Russ LeBar x3355

-----Original Message-----
From: Eva Brucherseifer [mailto:eva@kde.org]

On Monday 24 February 2003 19:22, LeBar, Russell wrote:
> -- Russ LeBar x3355
> I've heard that Qt licensing issues and most of the programmers know C but
> not C++ (or not as well). I'm not sure if I buy into the Qt licensing
> though since didn't developers have to buy a Motif license for CDE?

QT is dual-licensed with QPL and GPL and you can choose which license to

This means: As long as your code is opensource, you don't have to get a 
license. If you want to develop commercial code under your own license, then

every developer needs to buy a commercial QT license.