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Nokia relicenses Qt

Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 22, 2009 14:02 UTC (Thu) by clugstj (subscriber, #4020)
Parent article: Nokia relicenses Qt

What does this line mean: "applies across almost all its products"

If it is licensed LGPL, then Nokia can't limit what product it is used in.

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Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 22, 2009 15:32 UTC (Thu) by aleXXX (subscriber, #2742) [Link]

They have more products than just plain Qt, I think e.g. Qt Extended
(with the phone applications etc.).


Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Mar 9, 2009 3:37 UTC (Mon) by csamuel (✭ supporter ✭, #2624) [Link]

Nokia's development of Qt Extended is now finished, I'm afraid, they're going to fold parts of it back into Qt. However, the sources are still available for others to continue on with.

Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 22, 2009 16:21 UTC (Thu) by dkite (guest, #4577) [Link]

The lgpl isn't retroactive. If they have a product based on a previous
version, it doesn't apply.

From my understanding, they also have some modules within the commercial
release of Qt that are of third party origin, and are not included in the
lgpl offerings.

Also, what was once known as Qtopia, the os/interface used on the Sharp
Zaurus, which is called something else now and still offered as a product,
isn't relicensed.


Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 29, 2009 19:21 UTC (Thu) by oak (guest, #2786) [Link]

Currently they own all the code so they can decide where the (LGPL)
license applies (e.g. not on Windows CE), that's why the announcement
about them accepting contributions is important.

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