[PyKDE] Licensing questions

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Sat Jan 6 11:07:33 GMT 2007

On Saturday 06 January 2007 4:47 am, Kenneth McDonald wrote:
> If one wants to build an application that uses pykde, there seem to be
> three different licenses that need to be considered;
> 1) The pykde license.
> 2) The kde license.
> 3) The Qt license.
> Is it possible to get some idea of how each license might apply if I
> were to write a commercial application using pykde? For example, I
> wouldn't be programming using Qt at all (just using it through pykde/kde
> interfaces), so I don't know if a license for that would be necessary. I
> have seen the various licenses, but I find that 'real-world' examples
> clarify a great many things.
> FWIW, I am _not_ one of the people who objects to paying for good
> software and good support. Just want to know what I might be getting in to.

You also need to consider the PyQt license - although it doesn't affect 
anything in this case. PyKDE is only licensed under the GPL, so your 
application must be GPL compatible.


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