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LinuxPR: Trolltech offers a choice in licensing with the addition of GPL licensing

Sep 04, 2000, 18:43 (20 Talkback[s])

"Trolltech announced today that it will license the upcoming free version of Qt/Unix 2.2 under the GPL (GNU General Public License). Developers will have the option of using the open-source version of Qt 2.2 under either the QPL (Q Public License) or GPL license, depending on their licensing requirements."

"Qt licensed under the GPL will allow developers of free software to use Trolltech's GUI application framework for free. 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."

"I am very pleased to see that Qt is now available under the GPL," said Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation. "This is a big win for free software and a great gift from Trolltech to the community."

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