PyQt5 distributable?

Renee Otten reneeotten at
Thu Dec 9 20:36:29 GMT 2021

Dear Phil, 

Currently our build system determines that PyQt5 is not distributable based on its dependents (see <> for the discussion):

""py310-pyqt5" is not distributable because its license "gpl" conflicts with license "OpenSSL" of dependency “openssl11”, where OpenSSL 1.1 is used for all Python versions < 3.9 but even on recent versions it’s pulled as a dependency of Qt5-qtdeclarative. 

In the various Qt5 ports we add an “OpenSSLException” as there is an exception listed in various Qt5 source files:
** In addition, as a special exception, the copyright holders listed above give
** permission to link the code of its release of Qt with the OpenSSL project's
** "OpenSSL" library (or modified versions of the "OpenSSL" library that use the
** same license as the original version), and distribute the linked executables.
We would like to be able to distribute binaries for PyQt5 and I’m wondering if a similar OpenSSL exception would also apply to PyQt5 and would appreciate it if you could clarify this for us!
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