Nicer Tkinter on UNIX?

Gerhard Häring gh_pythonlist at gmx.de
Thu Oct 4 06:59:12 CEST 2001


On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 01:51:25PM +1000, Nicholas FitzRoy-Dale wrote:
> On  3 Oct, Mark Berry wrote:
> > 
> > If you are looking for a very good looking interface on unix, you
> > should go over to www.thekompany.com and take a look at the python
> > bindings for QT.
> 
> Without wanting to waste time with licensing wars, I'm a bit concerned
> about using the Qt bindings. The way I understand it, since the bindings
> are GPLed (and have to be, since Qt free edition is GPLed), any Python
> code I write must also be released under the GPL.
> 
> Is this correct?

No, if you distribute it only in-house, it doesn't matter at all.

If you distribute it outside your organisation, you need to license it
under a *GPL compatible* license (like BSD, the new Python license and
many others). Check out the FSF/GNU site on what they and their
lawyers consider "compatible".

Gerhard
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