[PyQt] A nasty licencing question

David Boddie david at boddie.org.uk
Mon Jul 30 10:16:34 BST 2018

> On Mon Jul 30 09:14:58 BST 2018, Sampsa Riikonen wrote:
> On 30.07.2018 00:24, V. Armando Sole wrote:
> > On 29.07.2018 22:23, Sampsa Riikonen wrote:
> >
> >> In the latter case, can the snippets be MIT licensed?
> > 
> > Why not? For instance, your code might end up (with or without
> > modifications) being used with PySide.
> But once you distribute (i.e. make public) a code that has the magic
> lines "from PyQt5 import .." (and if you don't have the commercial PyQt
> license) *bang* it will be GPL forever.  :)

How does apply to the scripts you were talking about? Sure, the combined
work is now licensed under the GPL but the original scripts can still be
obtained from outside the combined work and are still MIT licensed.


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