[PyKDE] PyQt application packagers for windows?

Greg Fortune lists at gregfortune.com
Fri Jan 23 17:12:00 GMT 2004

I agree completely.  You might consider contacting Trolltech directly and get 
written confirmation regarding this issue.


On Friday 23 January 2004 01:01 am, Ulrich Berning wrote:
> Greg Fortune schrieb:
> >My e-mails and phone calls with Trolltech addressed exactly that clause
> > and they said it was fine even after I explained that strictly speaking
> > it was a violation of that clause.  They did say that if I exposed the Qt
> > api in my app and made it available to the end user (aka, the qt
> > scripting component), that would be a violation.
> >
> >Greg
> If you distribute the PyQt modules (qt.pyd, qtcanvas.pyd ...) created
> with a commercial Qt edition, every end user can put these modules in a
> normal Python installation and use them to create new (Py)Qt
> applications. So the end user becomes a Qt developer and needs a Qt
> license. I think it doesn't matter if the end user really creates new
> applications. Just the fact, that the end user can do that violates the
> license. If Trolltech says, this is not true, they should delete that
> clause from the licence or make a clear statement, what this clause means.
> For me, this license clause has a clear meaning: Make it impossible for
> the end user, to create new software with any component of your
> software, but making the software customizeable with a scripting
> language like Python, so the end user can write Python macros to
> add/modify/delete use cases or dialog components of the application, is
> ok. If this is not true, we can stop our software development now and
> search for another toolkit, because scripting will be one of the key
> features of our commercial application.
> Ulli

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