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- Subject: Re: [ANN] tolua++ 1.0.6 and lua_qt4 0.0.2a
- From: Shannon Stewman <stew@...>
- Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 15:36:21 -0500
On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 03:21:02PM -0500, Javier Guerra wrote:
> On Thursday 08 September 2005 12:41 pm, Carlos Augusto Teixeira Mendes wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I've seen that the Lua_qt library is beeing licensed under GPL. Any chance
> > of that beeing changed to the MIT license model (the same used under LUA)
> > or even LGPL in order to allow proprietary apps to use it?
> i think here the limiting factor is QT, which has only GPL and commercial
In my understanding, this isn't a limiting factor for the binding
library, assuming it doesn't use any of the Qt GPL'd code. One benefit
of releasing Lua_qt under the LGPL or MIT licenses would remove the need
for commercial developers to negotiate both the Qt license and the
> maybe (big maybe) it's possible to make a deal with trolltech if you buy their
> developer license.
Unless Trolltech developed Lua_qt, I don't understand why this is a
problem. Lua_qt is a separate work, and the GPL viral terms in Qt are
only activated when it's linked into a product with a GPL'd Qt. Neither
the MIT or LGPL licenses are incompatible with this. Trolltech cannot
control the terms of a library it did not write.
Of course, the Lua_qt author may not particularly care about
facilitating commercial use of the Lua_qt code.
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