Phoronix: Digia Officially Releases Qt 5.0
Digia has officially released the Qt 5.0 tool-kit...
2) Qt is trying to improve support for other platforms so that they reach the same level of support as they have with Linux. Some people see this as "lack of focus on Linux."
3) There's an effort going on to make Qt run better on Android and QNX. Some people see this as "lack of focus on the Desktop."
4) funkSTAR is our resident anti-KDE and anti-Qt troll. ;-)
Last edited by RealNC; 12-19-2012 at 01:43 PM.
The agreement itself:
The meat of the issue is this term, in the emphasized text:
Some people think that this was only due to KDE's agreement with Trolltech/Nokia/Digia to release Qt under a BSD license in case Qt was to be closed down. But this isn't the case. The agreement allows Digia to license code under *any* license, not just another Open Source license.Licensor hereby grants, in exchange for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, to Digia a sublicensable, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully paid-up copyright and trade secret license to reproduce, adapt, translate, modify, and prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, make available and distribute Licensor Contribution(s) and any derivative works thereof under license terms of Digia’s choosing including any Open Source Software license.
However, the effect of the KDE Free Qt Foundation agreement is pretty much the same. If the code can be relicensed under BSD, that pretty much means it can than be put in closed source software.
So the bottom line is: if you don't want your code to be BSD-style licensed and turn up using a proprietary license, you don't contribute to Qt. I suspect this would affect mostly people who are not getting paid for writing code, since this makes them look like idiots who work for free, while what they want is contributing to "make the world better" from an RMS point of view.
Last edited by RealNC; 12-19-2012 at 02:14 PM.
So, Digia actively replaces GPL with BSD or MIT license?..
First Nokia, now Qt. Keep it up!
Indeed. Qt is starting to die with version 5.0.
Last edited by crazycheese; 12-19-2012 at 02:01 PM.
I don't see any signs of Qt dying either as Qt 5.0 was developed by over 400 people.