Licensing

Tuukka Turunen

Code contributions via bug reports and forum posts

Published Wednesday May 16th, 2018 | 1 Comment on Code contributions via bug reports and forum posts
Posted in Contributors, Dev Loop, Licensing, Open Governance, Qt Project

Contribution of source code is now allowed via Qt systems such as bug reports and forums. Traditionally all source code contributions to the Qt Project are governed via Contribution License Agreement (CLA), except possibility given to the commercial license holders to provide bug fixes and similar small modifications that The Qt Company has pushed into Qt. […]

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Mika Pälsi

What You Need to Know about the GNU LGPL

Published Thursday June 23rd, 2016 | Comments Off on What You Need to Know about the GNU LGPL
Posted in Biz Circuit, Licensing

Qt 5.7 was released last week and as discussed in the release blog post, it is the first release that follows the new open source licensing scheme where we’ve unified the Qt for Application Development offering but also upgraded the LGPLv2.1 license to LGPLv3. Qt has been available under LGPL for several years, and the […]

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Tuukka Turunen

Introducing New “Built with Qt” Logo

Published Monday June 20th, 2016 | 15 Comments on Introducing New “Built with Qt” Logo
Posted in Biz Circuit & Dev Loop, Licensing

We are very pleased that you and one million others are using Qt for creating amazing applications and devices for an overwhelming number of different purposes. We are proud when Qt enables developers to create their applications. In order to make Qt more visible we are now introducing new “Built with Qt” logo. We have […]

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Tuukka Ahoniemi

Qt for Start-Ups – Get it Cheap While You Still Can!

Published Tuesday May 10th, 2016 | 22 Comments on Qt for Start-Ups – Get it Cheap While You Still Can!
Posted in Biz Circuit & Dev Loop, Licensing

Please note that this offer is not valid anymore. Please visit our start-up page to get the latest plan. With Qt 5.6 we introduced the possibility for start-ups and small companies to acquire full commercial licenses for Qt for Application Development with a reduced price. As an initial launch offer the start-up license tier is […]

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Tuukka Turunen

Qt 5.7 Beta Released

Published Thursday April 21st, 2016 | 43 Comments on Qt 5.7 Beta Released
Posted in Biz Circuit & Dev Loop, Licensing, Qt, Releases

Qt 5.7 Beta is now released and available for your feedback. There is a lot to review – new modules, leveraging C++11 features, and the new unified product structure, which is now the same for both commercial and open source versions. Leveraging C++11 The core of Qt comes from its C++ foundation and the powerful […]

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Nils Christian Flinder Roscher-Nielsen

Qt + Start-Ups = Awesome !

Published Tuesday March 8th, 2016 | 33 Comments on Qt + Start-Ups = Awesome !
Posted in Announcements, Biz Circuit & Dev Loop, Licensing

Qt has always been a technology available for everyone. From the very beginning, it was open source. Qt’s innovative licensing model has enabled a vast number of people and companies to use Qt under a license that allows them to satisfy their individual project needs. With our renewed agreement with KDE, we have been enabled […]

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Tuukka Turunen

Qt Weekly #26: Protecting your application against hacking

Published Tuesday February 17th, 2015 | 7 Comments on Qt Weekly #26: Protecting your application against hacking
Posted in Biz Circuit & Dev Loop, Licensing, Security

Open-source applications are open by nature, indented and encouraged for tweaking, hacking and further development. For a business critical application or a device there sometimes is desire to make it closed and prevent modifications. Because of the dual licensing, Qt offers a commercial license option that is well suited for making closed applications and devices […]

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Mika Pälsi

Benefits of the Indie Mobile Licensing

Published Wednesday October 1st, 2014 | 14 Comments on Benefits of the Indie Mobile Licensing
Posted in Android, iOS, Licensing, WinRT

I want to shed some light on and explain the benefits of our recently announced Indie Mobile to make it easier for you to make the right license choice. For certain types of use cases, Indie Mobile provides many advantages in licensing compared to the open-source Community edition of Qt.  Indie Mobile, similarly to the […]

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