[sword-devel] OT ->Fw: Trolltech Makes Qt/Windows Available Under New Non-Commercial License

sword-devel@crosswire.org sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 26 Jun 2001 11:47:43 -0700


I don't know if this is of use to anyone, but I find it intriguing. I wish
they would've done this sooner, I would have used it with my ReadingPlanner
program. Oh well. It might be of use to someone here.
In Christ,
David Trotz


> Trolltech Makes Qt/Windows Available Under New Non-Commercial License
>
> OSLO, NORWAY June 26, 2001 - Trolltech has created a brand-new
> Non-Commercial License that will allow Windows developers to use Qt, the
> cross-platform C++ GUI application development framework, at no charge.
>
> To read an extensive FAQ on the subject, or to download Qt under the
> terms of the new Non-Commercial License, please visit Trolltech's web
> site at www.trolltech.com.
>
> The Non-Commercial License lets developers download Qt at no charge to
> either evaluate the framework before purchase, or to create software for
> personal use on the Microsoft Windows platform. For example, a developer
> could use the Non-Commercial License to write a chat client or MP3
> player. The license allows them to use that application and even
> distribute it to other users. What they cannot do is charge a fee for
> its use.
>
> "The demand for cross-platform capability among developers of all kinds
> is strong and getting stronger," said Eirik Eng, Trolltech's President.
> "We have been deluged with requests from Windows developers to have a
> version of Qt which they can use at no charge. The Non-Commercial
> License provides the perfect mechanism for this."
>
> The restrictions of the Non-Commercial License are straightforward:
>  Developers may use a Non-Commercial License of Qt for evaluation
> purposes; and
>  Developers may use a Non-Commercial License of Qt on a personal basis
> to create free programs, and the source code must be made available.
>
> Developers who write commercial code or make programs for in-house use
> must purchase a Commercial License.
>
> Qt is a cross-platform C++ GUI application development framework.  The
> framework allows developers to create single-source applications that
> run natively on multiple platforms, and can be ported with a simple
> recompile.  Qt currently supports: Windows 9X, NT, 2000, ME; Linux; all
> major versions of Unix; embedded Linux; and later this fall, Mac OS X.
>