[PyKDE] compiled vs interpreted languages and Qt
phil at river-bank.demon.co.uk
Sat Sep 21 11:03:01 BST 2002
On Saturday 21 September 2002 1:43 am, Greg Fortune wrote:
> > > I guess this is where my main concern lies... By using PyQt and
> > > distributing a library that allows the user to develop applications
> > > using Qt, I'm clearly violating Qt's license. It would seem this would
> > > be true for *any* interpreted language and even any application that
> > > provides signifigant scripting capabilities, etc....
> > I'll try again. You are not distributing a library, you are distributing
> > a package. That package includes the library. So long as that package
> > also includes an EULA that states what the user is, and is not, allowed
> > to do with the library then (in my opinion - and it's only my opinion)
> > you are not violating your Qt license. If you want your users to be able
> > to use the library to provide access to the Qt API then they need their
> > own copy of Qt commercial.
> Good, that would be a simple solution. I'll contact trolltech seperately
> to make sure this is acceptable... If anyone else is interested in the
> response (ie, what are the developer's obligations when using an
> interpreted language), let me know and I'll forward the respone when I get
I'm having a discussion with Eirik at the moment.
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