[PyQt] Licence compatibility

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Sun Jan 22 09:48:30 GMT 2017

* Phil Thompson <phil at riverbankcomputing.com> [2017-01-22 09:39:28 +0000]:
> On 22 Jan 2017, at 12:16 am, Don Johnston <services at inventory.co.nz> wrote:
> > 
> > I intend to develop software and I had been planning to give it an AGPL v3 licence. I want people to be able to use PyQt to improve my software. According to my reasoning, that can't be done unless I issue my softrware with a GPL v3 licence, not an AGPL v3 licence. Is my reasoning correct?
> You can use any license so long as it is compatible with the GPL v3.
> It is not for me to say if the AGPL v3 falls into that category (or
> not).

FWIW, the GPL FAQ[1] says:

    Each place that the matrix states GPLv3, the same statement about
    compatibility is true for AGPLv3 as well.

So I'd expect that to work fine - mandatory disclaimer, I am not a
lawyer ;)

[1] https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#AllCompatibility


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