[Gllug] GPL & Licence Fees

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at workshy.org
Tue Nov 13 20:03:48 UTC 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 07:52:55PM +0000, Peter wrote:
> I guess the answer is going to be its a licence to write code that uses Qt
> that does not have the be GPL its self, but then I can write what ever I
> like with it anyway so long as a also GPL it but I can charge what I like
> for it.....
> Hense by buying a commercial licence for Qt you are buying the right to
> break the GPL which in theory you could be taken to court for so the Qt
> commercial licence is not a licence at all but an emunity from prosecution.

The copyright holder has the option to release their IP under more than
one license.  This seems to be what you are missing.


The ice-caps are melting, tra-la-la-la.  All the world is drowning,
tra-la-la-la-la.  -- Tiny Tim.
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