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Nokia relicenses Qt

Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 22, 2009 4:57 UTC (Thu) by cuboci (subscriber, #9641)
Parent article: Nokia relicenses Qt

Er... wasn't Gtk created as an alternative to Motif? Afaik, the GIMP was based on Motif but because of the latter's non-freeness Gtk was created. Only GNOME was created in response to Qt's licensing restrictions, I think.

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Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 22, 2009 8:38 UTC (Thu) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

Yes, that's right. I still have the source of a motif-based gimp somewhere.
But the situation in those days was awfully confused: it was okay to build
a GPL application like Gimp motif. Nedit is still based on Motif, but went
GPL in 2000. There was Lyx using XForms, which at the time was only
available in binary format. I'm not sure when GTK first became available
separately from Gimp, but it was quite early on, I remember from an old
Linux Journal article I can no longer find. Having tried Motif an XForms
for a project, I started using Qt directly I read the first article about
it in Linux Journal (

Wonderful times, fond memories. Everyone seemed to be hyped by all the work
everyone was doing, no matter in which technology.

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