[PyKDE] Re: Plans for Python bindings in KDE 4
jbublitz at nwinternet.com
Fri Nov 24 21:02:19 GMT 2006
On Friday 24 November 2006 10:04, Phil Thompson wrote:
> On Friday 24 November 2006 5:37 pm, Simon Edwards wrote:
> > On Wednesday 15 November 2006 21:12, Simon Edwards wrote:
> > > Background
> > > ~~~~~~~~~~
> > > The Python bindings consist of a couple of parts. The binding tool SIP
> > > which is used to help generate the binding C++ code, PyQt, Python/Qt
> > > bindings which
> > > use SIP. Both are produced by Phil Thompson at Riverbank Computing
> > > in the UK, and are available under the GPL or via a commercial closed
> > > source
> > license
> > > which can be bought. This model is similar to Trolltech's of course.
> > > SIP/PyQt
> > > has been available and in commercial use since 1998 and support the
> > > same platforms as Qt itself.
> > Sebas was asking if there is an agreement with Riverbank like the one
> > between the FreeQt foundation and Trolltech. i.e. what happens to SIP and
> > PyQt if Riverbank go out of business. Currently there is no such
> > agreement in place if Riverbank disappears. We could try organising one
> > if people feel that it is necessary.
> > And also just to be clear, there are no plans to keep a copy of SIP or
> > PyQt in KDE SVN like what has been done during in KDE 3.
> Didn't that agreement pre-date the GPL version of Qt? I don't see what the
> purpose of such an agreement would be given the code is available under the
Right. Currently nearly everything in the PyKDE chain is already GPL'd - might
be a few things (examples, for example) which are BSD or public domain.
Windows and Mac licensing might vary a little, but that seems to be dependent
more on what TrollTech chooses to do, and the corresponding versions of sip
are still GPL'd, aren't they?
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