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December 21st, 2006, 07:25 AM
Qtopia GPL'd :: OSDir.com :: Open Source, Linux News & Software (http://osdir.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=9567)

Another win for the GPL!!!!

December 21st, 2006, 07:39 AM
With the expanded Qtopia open source offering, Trolltech fully extends its successful dual licensing business model throughout its product offerings.

so like qt , still under dual license. :-k

December 22nd, 2006, 12:11 AM
Why is this bad? I see the dual license as perfectly reasonable, enables TT to stay in business (and fund also KDE developers) and yet contribute to the community.

December 22nd, 2006, 02:57 AM
nobody says its bad, its just less attractive.

December 22nd, 2006, 10:42 AM
to my mind the only reason you would ever use the commercial licence is if you wanted to link to Qt code for a proprietory application. even if your a business and you make open source tools you'd be able to use the GPL version.

it all hinges on linking to the header files.

I suspect that you could get away with the gpl version if you created an LGPL slither which abstracts Qt, much like the way nVidia has LGPL kernel code to load the propritory nvidia module because the linux kernel is gpl so you can't link against it directly without being forced to open up your code.