Re: Qt's License
On Tue, 26 Nov 1996, Brian C. White wrote:
> > Yes, make the commercials pay when it takes commercial development to
> > create something. Seems fair to me.
> Fair does not necessarily mean good. As a fledgling company, we have
> very little money to spend. Thus, our only real option is to write
> our own or use something truely free.
If you are this hard up, you may be in for tougher times than you expect.
> If enough companies feel the same way we do, or would prefer to use
> a different for-pay GUI system over this for-pay one, then Qt will
> not be very successful.
Here we are, dipping into the Troll license again. In fact, the license
states that if you are a commercial AND you wish to make your product
freely available, then you need only register. No charge.
FYI, Crynwyr operates on the principle of giving away its products, and
selling support, so this is a viable way of doing business. Consumers
may need some convincing, but freeware mavens and companies using certain
software may already operate this way.
I'd suggest visiting http://www.troll.no and checking out their license
agreements and FAQ for yourselves before passing judgment.
William Burrow -- Fredericton Area Network, New Brunswick, Canada
Copyright 1996 William Burrow
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