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LinuxWorld: Fair wages for Trolltech

Sep 24, 2000, 17:01 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)

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"...But I am afraid for Trolltech that it won't play out that way. The problem for Trolltech is that you still can't sell commercial software based on Qt without paying Trolltech a license fee. In contrast, due to the LGPL nature of the GNOME libraries, you can sell proprietary software based on the GNOME libraries without paying anyone a cent."

"Now, I personally endorse the fact that Trolltech licenses Qt for real money. Those folks have done an outstanding job of putting together a cohesive, stable, well-documented toolkit. If someone is going to use Qt to build and sell a commercial application, why shouldn't Trolltech demand a cut of the financial rewards?"

"But would that have been enough to encourage Eazel or the others to support Qt and KDE in favor of Gtk and GNOME? I can't help but wonder."

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