[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Too busy to accept help? I'm not complaining

From: Weinehall David (Nokia-M/Tampere) David.Weinehall at nokia.com
Date: Thu Apr 20 11:14:30 EEST 2006
On tor, 2006-04-20 at 18:05 +1000, ext Lorn Potter wrote:
> Weinehall David (Nokia-M/Tampere) wrote:
> [snip]
> > Just using plain Qtopia wouldn't have been an option, just as using
> > plain GTK+ without Hildon wasn't an option; we had to use a UI that
> > looks somewhat like Nokia's earlier products, without forking too
> > wildly.  So the work effort would've been the same either way; the
> > difference being that Qtopia would've incurred the added penalties
> > of a licensing cost, C++, and of course the extra legal issues
> > surrounding the fact that Qtopia is GPL, not LGPL.  The Nokia legal
> Correction. Qtopia is dual licensed, commercial and GPL. GPL of course 
> has no licensing cost. The only "legal" difference of GPL and LGPL is 
> that GPL insures derived sources remain open.

Yes, but since we're talking about a library here, we would have to pay
the licensing cost, since we have several applications on our
device that are closed source and thus cannot use the GPL-version of
the library.  So there would be a licensing cost.

And yes, I already know the difference between the GPL and the LGPL,
thank you very much...

Regards: David Weinehall

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