[PyQt] Question about pyqtlicense tool

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Mon Feb 20 09:13:22 GMT 2017

On 20 Feb 2017, at 6:22 am, Elvis Stansvik <elvstone at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

Only that it requires extra development.


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