[lsb-discuss] RE: [lsb-futures] Qt libs ... included in the kernel 2.6 ... Why still blocked?

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Thu Nov 6 14:54:18 PST 2003

> ... So, actually both the Linux Kernel and Qt are at the same 
> level: GPL.

I think the Trolltech page you pointed to handles this
pretty clearly.

Any software produced with Qt under the GPL license, and any derivatives
of this software, must also be released under the GPL. As before, any
user who wishes to create proprietary or closed source software must
first purchase a development license from Trolltech. 

The kernel is a completely different situation, it provides
services to, but is not linked with application programs,
and does not impost any restriction on them.  GPL libraries
do impose a restriction on the programs they are linked with.

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