Is it true the Qt framework KDE is on isn't open-source?

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by Treverend, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Treverend

    Treverend New Member

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    I've heard this a few times and tried to look into it but didn't find too much. This might make me avoid KDE even though I love it, lol.

  2. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Qt, Qt Quick and the supporting tools are developed as an open source project governed by an inclusive meritocratic model. Qt can be used under open source (LGPL v2.1) or commercial terms.

    http://qt-project.org/

    All of the software that KDE produces is a Free and Open Source Software. KDE brings together hundreds of artists, designers, programmers, translators, users, writers and other contributors from across the globe. The team is committed to the development and spirit of free software. Every single line of KDE source code is made available under an open source license. The current licensing policy is also available online. This effectively means that everyone is free to modify and distribute source code written by KDE. Implications of this are several, in particular KDE software is available free of charge to anyone, and will always be so.

    http://www.kde.org/community/whatiskde/

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