[PyQt] A nasty licencing question

Sampsa Riikonen sampsa.riikonen at iki.fi
Mon Jul 30 10:23:50 BST 2018

On 30.07.2018 12:16, David Boddie wrote:
>> 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.

What do you mean David..?

Do you mean if you remove "from PyQt5 import .." then that's "outside
combined work" and thus is not anymore GPL licensed?



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