QT LGPL'ed (Was: Including shared libraries in a package)

John McCabe-Dansted gmatht at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 04:47:50 GMT 2009

(From ubuntu-devel) As an aside, I imagine that once QT is LGPL'ed the
need for multiple versions off QT for licensing purposes would be


On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 9:13 AM, Brian Thomason
<brian.thomason at canonical.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> In handling Partner Repo packages, it is quite common to see vendors include
> their own copies of libraries within their own packages.  They do this for
> various reasons.  Parallels, for instance, does it for both QA and licensing
> purposes.  They include common libraries so that they only have to QA one
> build across many Linuxes. This, we try to recommend against and have them
> link against the system libraries instead, but we meet with varying success
> there.
> However, they also include their own build of QT for licensing reasons,
> since they own a commercial license to QT and can't link against the GPLed
> version we provide.

John C. McCabe-Dansted
PhD Student
University of Western Australia

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