Category Archives: Licenses

KDE Free Qt Foundation at Akademy 2018

I am really happy that this year, I am able to attend Akademy again. This enables me to set up a BOF session. It is intended for members of the KDE community who are interested in KDE’s collaboration with Qt. We will talk about the KDE Free Qt Foundation (legal setup; history and future; perspectives: […]

Availability of Qt Free Edition (updated)

In my last blog posts, I explained the KDE Free Qt Foundation, which guarantees the free availability of the Qt Toolkit. Today, The Qt Company introduced a new Qt online installer that requires users to accept additional license terms. Many people have contacted me with concerns about this change. I share this concern. Even before […]

Good news: Compatibility of LGPLv2 and LGPLv3

Two of the most used Free Software licenses are the GNU General Public License (GPL) and the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). Both are copyleft licenses, meaning that you can use them as long as you do not remove the Free Software rights from downstream users. The difference is that the LGPL can be […]

Protecting Software Freedom – the Qt License Update

[Please also see the update.] In my latest blog post, I briefly mentioned the KDE Free Qt Foundation. Today I have some news to announce that relate to this foundation, where I am a board member representing KDE. What is the “KDE Free Qt Foundation”? The KDE Free Qt Foundation is a legal entity, set […]

The two sides of freedom

Today, I am launching my new blog. In this first post, I will discuss the concept of freedom. I start with general thoughts, and then I apply them to Free Software licenses and especially the Free Software umbrella KDE. Throughout history, the word “freedom” has been used to mean many different things. It has been […]