[Lazarus] Troll Tech and Inprise/Borland Collaborate on Linux GUI

Florian Klaempfl Florian.Klaempfl at gmx.de
Fri Apr 28 16:23:47 EDT 2000

Curtis White wrote:
> "Michael A. Hess" wrote:
> > Interesting. Cliff is already there. Since it talks about licenses.
> >
> > "As a result of the agreement, Inprise/Borland can leverage Qt in its
> > forthcoming Delphi(TM) and C/C++ rapid application development (RAD)
> > environment for Linux code named Kylix(TM). Financial terms of the deal
> > were not disclosed."
> >
> > Does this mean that since money changed hands that it might not be open
> > source?????
> >
> I was wondering this myself.  I still don't see how they are going to
> provide support for Open Source without releasing the VCL source code as
> Open Source.  How could a person possibly build an Open Source application
> based on the VCL without the VCL being Open Source?  I'm a little curious
> to see how they will manage that...

Using shared libs.

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