> The problem is that you can't use all the FOSS licenses, you depend on
Nokia agreeing to your using them. For example, last I heard the AGPL
Explicitly listing the AGPL is actually not necessary, since according to
Qt is also licensed under GPLv3. In section 13 the GPLv3 states that "you
have permission to link or combine any covered work with a work licensed
under version 3 of the GNU Affero General Public License".
> Should Nokia become less cooperative than Trolltech has historically
been, this might be very problematic.
this is true for any project which requires copyright assignments:
OpenOffice and MySql come to mind. But they can't revoke the licensing of
the current version including the GPL exception which means that they
can't prevent forks. Also, there is still the QtFreeFoundation (or however
it is was called again) which where is effectively controlled by the KDE
community (KDE e.v ??) and has the right to release Qt under a BSD license
if Trolltech "misbehaves". So, I really don't think there is any danger of
losing the toolkit, not even for proprietary applications.