[Lazarus] Teaching Pascal at College

zeljko zeljko at holobit.net
Fri Oct 14 08:51:52 CEST 2016

On 10/14/2016 08:28 AM, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk via Lazarus wrote:

> I consider QT a very big trap . Please be careful about its license if
> you want to develop commercial software and also if you want to teach
> computer programming to the students that they will work for commercial
> companies .
> I am seeing many student projects in , especially , Github , which I
> consider a total disaster for the students because over time , when they
> start as a worker in a commercial company , they will not be able to use
> their knowledge if the company does not buy a commercial license from QT
> owner .
> Trap is the following : QT is using LGPLv2 license in some parts . This
> seems to be a good choice , BUT , the same sources are using in some
> parts LGPLv3 ( Three ) license . Since software is developed or
> contributions accepted by QT owner , this LGPLv3 license is NOT
> compulsory , means they can have it LGPLv2 license .  Really , I
> consider GPLv3/LGPLv3 licenses not suitable for a service to humanity as
> a whole because they are very hostile to commercial companies . If any
> LGPLv3 part is used , is only a disaster for all of the other software .
> In QT , this fact is a seemingly hidden trap .

AFAIK, LGPLv3 is applied only to Qt extra modules (like QVirtualKeyboard 
etc), but not to the core lib which is LGPLv2, and we are using core/gui 
lib only for lazarus, so no problems with commercial usage.


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