Qt Now Available Under GPL License
September 04, 2000
Trolltech has announced that it will license the upcoming free version of Qt/Unix 2.2 under the GPL (GNU General Public License).
Developers will have the option of using the open-source version of Qt 2.2 under either the QPL (Q Public License) or GPL license, depending on their licensing requirements. This move by Trolltech is a big win for free software and a great gift to the community. The release of Qt 2.2 under the GPL license will reinforce Trolltech's commitment to the open source and free software movement. Open-source industry leaders have applauded this decision, including Ransom Love, President and CEO of Caldera Systems, Inc., Bob Young, Chairman of Red Hat, Inc., and Wichert Akkerman, leader of the Debian project. The K Desktop Environment (KDE), one of the largest open source projects based on voluntary work from all over the world, will benefit greatly from this new licensing scheme.