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Re: [Qt-interest] LGPL and static linking

Subject: Re: [Qt-interest] LGPL and static linking
From: Andreas Pakulat
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 17:16:28 +0100
On 01.12.09 16:06:16, Christian Dähn wrote:
> Robin Helgelin <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > What about Webkit? I was told that as Webkit is LGPL, I'm not able to
> > static link to Webkit even though I have a commercial license of Qt.
> > If this also happens with QtScript, it means that all licenses becomes
> > unusable for us if we still want to use the whole Qt stack.
> Exactly! We as company have the same problems:
> Why to buy a commercial license for a toolkit where it's licenses
> forbid the usage in commercial / closed source applications.
> @QT / NOKIA:
> How to solve the problems with the QtScript + WebKit LGPL licenses
> in commercial applications where static linking is needed -
> or better: where the customer doesn't have a chance or isn't allowed
> to use shared libs?

Then don't use QtScript and Webkit. Its not possible to change the license
of Webkit, unless you talk all Webkit-developers into changing their minds
about the license. So there's nothing that Nokia can do there. For
QtScript: the old QtScript implementation is still available as a Qt
solution under the old license.

Chess tonight.
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