[squeak-dev] Qt now also LGPL

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Jan 14 23:47:48 UTC 2009

On 15.01.2009, at 00:13, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

>>>>>> "Bert" == Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> writes:
> Bert> ... which would make a Squeak plugin possible license-wise:
> Bert> http://www.qtsoftware.com/about/news/lgpl-license-option-added-to-qt
> The license would never have mattered, as long as qt itself isn't  
> included as
> part of the squeak distro or plugin.
> And if qt *is* included, lgpl isn't broad enough for the squeak core.
> So this is pretty much a non-event.  Not sure why you brought it up.

If someone had written a plugin linking to Qt the plugin would have to  
have been under GPL before. With Qt under LGPL the plugin can now be  
under a license that is suitable for inclusion with Squeak.

- Bert -

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