[PyQt] Question about pyqtlicense tool

Elvis Stansvik elvstone at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 06:22:32 GMT 2017

2017-02-19 23:10 GMT+01:00 Phil Thompson <phil at riverbankcomputing.com>:
> On 19 Feb 2017, at 6:02 pm, Elvis Stansvik <elvstone at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The installation docs says:
>> "Installing the Commercial Version
>> It is not possible to provide wheels for the commercial version in the
>> same way they are provided for the GPL version:
>> the user’s license information has to be applied
>> it is not possble to distribute a copy of the commercial version of Qt.
>> [...]"
>> I just have to ask: If I want to use PyQt under a commercial license,
>> but against LGPL Qt, couldn't the license information be applied
>> afterwards, after the wheel has been installed? It would be very
>> convenient if I could just pip install PyQt from PyPI, and then apply
>> the PyQt license (using some tool similar to pyqtlicense).
> Most organisations would license the commercial wheel and pip install it from an internal server.

Right, I was just curious if it would be possible to take it from
PyPI, and then embed the license into that, as it would make things
slightly simpler. We currently do not have a PyPI server. I know it's
very simple to set one up, but it would be great if we could install
PyQt the same way we do all our other dependencies (we use
pip-compile/pip-sync from pip-tools to maintain our requirement.txt
files). Is there something that prevents this (install wheel first,
license afterwards), provided we're going to use Qt under LGPL?


> Phil

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