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  • Alejandro Nova
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    Non-free =! unlinkable with GPL programs.

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  • Awesomeness
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    Originally posted by prodigy_ View Post
    It's not about what license Qt is available under right now. It's about what it represents. Initially it took 5 years and a lot of pressure to make Trolltech release it under GPL.
    Neither did it take 5 years, nor was Qt's previous license (QPL) non-free.

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  • Redi44
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    Originally posted by prodigy_ View Post
    ...because a crappy and incredibly ugly DE based on a half-proprietary toolkit is just what FOSS needs.


    You just won my personal "Most stupid post of the year 2013" competition. The year is not over yet, but I'm sure no one can top that...

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  • Thaodan
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    Originally posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    No, you can still use the LGPL license for commercial applications so long as it is dynamically linked.

    The reason you would need the closed license is if you want to statically link to Qt for whatever reason, or you want to modify the source code of Qt without releasing your changes to the public.
    As far as I know Qt has Linking Exeption: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2...-exe-with-lgpl

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  • TheBlackCat
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    Originally posted by prodigy_ View Post
    Mathematica and Maya are proprietary and I thought we were discussing FOSS here.
    You never said anything about it being FOSS, you just said "Software".

    And VLC is probably one of the most popular video players in existence.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    A lot more people use VLC than Transmission, as even lots of Windows users use it. More people might even use MythTV than Transmission. Not beating on Transmission, but...

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  • prodigy_
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    Originally posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    Yeah, who ever uses things like Mathematica, VLC, MythTV, Maya, or Scribus.
    Mathematica and Maya are proprietary and I thought we were discussing FOSS here. And the rest... well... I'm sure someone cares.

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  • LinuxGamer
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    Originally posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    Yeah, who ever uses things like Mathematica, VLC, MythTV, or Maya.
    or WoW

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  • TheBlackCat
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    Originally posted by prodigy_ View Post
    I simply find it irrelevant because the only worthwhile piece of software that uses Qt to date is Transmission.
    Yeah, who ever uses things like Mathematica, VLC, MythTV, Maya, or Scribus.

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  • Ericg
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    Originally posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    No, you can still use the LGPL license for commercial applications so long as it is dynamically linked.

    The reason you would need the closed license is if you want to statically link to Qt for whatever reason, or you want to modify the source code of Qt without releasing your changes to the public.
    Thats what it was, I knew there was a packaging trigger for commercial vs LGPL licensing. If you want to statically link your app, you have to pay, or if you want to modify without release, you have to buy.

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