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

From: Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Date: Thu Apr 20 11:30:57 EEST 2006
On 4/20/06, Lorn Potter <lpotter at trolltech.com> 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.

I remember seeing (but cannot confirm right now) a statement that some
modules were not allowed to be used on GPL when I compiled the
opensource version of Qtopia last night. So I guess to really have
that edge whith all the readily available thingies that were mentioned
one must pay the fee anyway?

> The only "legal" difference of GPL and LGPL is
> that GPL insures derived sources remain open.

No. Sources will always remain open with LGPL too. It's the combining
and linking with non-free (in fact, any) licensed work that LGPL
allows (and GPL doesn't).

Kalle Vahlman, zuh at iki.fi
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