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  2. QTBUG-87746

QtPDF is being sold as commercial in Marketplace but it is not



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Reported
    • Priority: P1: Critical
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 5.15.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: PDF
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      I'm echoing a discussion on the Qt-interest newsgroup

      "[Interest] QtPdf from Qt open source online installer" Thread

      I've noticed that QtPdf is missing when using open source Qt with the online installer.
      I was wondering what's the reason  for this?
      As QtPDF is sold under a commercial license on the Qt marketplace I understand it cannot be distributed as part of Qt WebEngine for commercial users.But for open source users?
      Also it seems that QtPDF was indeed built when the release packages were build, but got partially removed. For instance on Windows the DLLs are still there, and on Linux the debug symbols are still there.
      That means that open source users have to build Qt PDF themselves, it is a bit cumbersome.

      However I pointed out:

      There's some license shenanegans going on.https://www.qt.io/blog/change-in-open-source-licensing-of-qt-wayland-compositor-qt-application-manager-and-qt-pdfHowever there was a later update:https://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2020-January/038457.html So I don't know why it was not included. It seems that some people (myself included) objected to commericalizing a module that was based on a open source engine to start with. 

      Then Ben Replied:

      Yes, I've seen the discussions about the license, but I thought it was solved.
      Given that The Qt Company is selling the QtPdf module under a commercial license on the marketplace I was thinking thatthey remove the QtPdf artefacts from the QtWebEngine packages. That would make sense for commercial users.
      However, for open source users it looks like a bug in the installer.

      In addition to those issues, on the marketplace the OpenSource license is not listed. It is listed as Commercial



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