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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-79132

License Qt Wayland Compositor under GPLv3/Commercial

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    • Type: Task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P0: Blocker
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: 5.14.0
    • Fix Version/s: 5.14.0
    • Component/s: Wayland Compositor
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    • Technical Risk:
      Normal
    • Commits:
      bb1b46a4862e0a562b8f55e3410394492bd48b1f

      Description

      As announced to the mailinglist on October 10th,

      Open-source licensing of Qt Wayland Compositor, Qt Application Manager and Qt PDF is to be changed from LGPLv3/Commercial to GPLv3/Commercial. Change becomes in effect with Qt 5.14 release. Going forward, these modules are no longer available under LGPLv3 license option.

      This requires (at least) a change of the license headers in the source files, and other license-relevant files in the repository.

      Since we have other mixed-license repositories (qtwebengine), having content within a single repository but under different licenses (wayland client code stays under LGPLv3) needs to be supported on the packaging side, which is being worked on in COIN-349.

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              • Assignee:
                johanhelsing Johan Helsing
                Reporter:
                vhilshei Volker Hilsheimer
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