[PyQt] Does the GPL exception hold for PyQt5?

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Wed Feb 26 13:33:23 GMT 2014

On 26-02-2014 1:30 pm, Darren Dale wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 4:32 PM, Phil Thompson
> <phil at riverbankcomputing.com [2]> wrote:
>> On 25-02-2014 4:31 pm, Darren Dale wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/pyqt/license [1] [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 thats not an ideological change. What (GPL incompatible)
>> license do you want use?
> I contribute to several projects that use different licenses. Im
> primarily concerned with the BSD and LGPL, but also Python and MIT.

As far as I am aware all of those are compatible with the GPL and so do 
not need an exception.


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