Using open source Qt for developing a commerical software



  • Hi. I got a quick question. I am developing a new programming language along with it's own compiler and IDE. I want to use nokia's Qt in order to build my own IDE. I want to license my product. My question is: Is it possible to use open source Qt to develop my own IDE so I can sell it for commercial purposes?

    Thank you.

    Waqas



  • Yes you can. One condition is to use dynamically linked Qt libraries.



  • Thanks for the reply. Would it be possible for you to send me the link regarding the condition of using "dynamically linked Qt libraries" so I can get a better idea?



  • [quote author="waqas" date="1321964997"]Thanks for the reply. Would it be possible for you to send me the link regarding the condition of using "dynamically linked Qt libraries" so I can get a better idea?
    [/quote]

    "See here":http://lmgtfy.com/?q=LGPL dynamic linking



  • A "tag search":/search/tag/licensing on DevNet might help too. The "Qt licensing":http://qt.nokia.com/products/licensing page might be of help too.



  • [quote author="waqas" date="1321963889"]Hi. I got a quick question. I am developing a new programming language along with it's own compiler and IDE. I want to use nokia's Qt in order to build my own IDE. I want to license my product. My question is: Is it possible to use open source Qt to develop my own IDE so I can sell it for commercial purposes?

    Thank you.

    Waqas [/quote]

    Yes and no, you can use the LGPL license.
    You may not use stuff that is licensed under GPL.

    There are some restrictions, which are mentioned in the docs about stuff that has another then the standard Qt license.


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