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

From: Lorn Potter lpotter at trolltech.com
Date: Thu Apr 20 21:30:58 EEST 2006
Kalle Vahlman wrote:
> 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 missing 'modules' in pda commercial thats not in gpl version is 
qtmail. or are you meaning the phone version?

Then there is always Opie which has more programs than you need, and is 
also GPL and in some ways better than Qtopia.

Any company is going to have to pay some kind of fee, regardless whether 
it's a licensing fee, or fee's of developers to update and maintain your 
code base.

Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Trolltech Qtopia Community Manager
Opie Core Developer

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