[PyQt] Does the GPL exception hold for PyQt5?

Darren Dale dsdale24 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 13:30:09 GMT 2014

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 4:32 PM, Phil Thompson
<phil at riverbankcomputing.com>wrote:

> On 25-02-2014 4:31 pm, Darren Dale wrote:
>> Hello,
>> http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/pyqt/license [1] states:
>> "If you use the GPL version of PyQt then any code you develop with it
>> must be distributed under a compatable license. Like the GPL version
>> of Qt, PyQt grants an exception to the GPL that specifies the list of
>> licenses that you may use. The full text of the exception can be found
>> in the PyQt source package."
>> I have read the GPL_EXCEPTION.TXT file that is distributed with the
>> PyQt4 sources, but this file is not present in the PyQt5 sources. Do
>> the same exceptions apply to PyQt5?
> No, but that's not an ideological change. What (GPL incompatible) license
> do you want use?
I contribute to several projects that use different licenses. I'm primarily
concerned with the BSD and LGPL, but also Python and MIT.

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