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NOTE: There are many aspects of open source licensing to consider. This is just a high level guide and not intended to replace legal counsel.

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Application Development

Commercial

Loaded with features and functionality for all your application development needs, you’ll get world-class support and strategic advice as well as direct access to Qt’s research and development team. It’s all to make sure your product is the best it can possibly be. Qt for application development features:

  • Qt Framework and Qt Development Tools
  • Additional professional development features, tools and functionality
  • Global support directly from the official Qt Support team
  • Avoid legal risk and secure your intellectual property rights
  • Close strategic relationship with The Qt Company with priority access to our R&D
  • Your choice of term or perpetual commercial licensing
30 DAYS
FOR FREE

Device Creation

Commercial

Keeps your code secure so only you can control and monetize your investment. Your development, user experience and distribution is entirely under your control. Qt for device creation features:

  • Qt Framework and Qt Development Tools with additional embedded features
  • Productivity tools and pre-built software stack* for immediate prototyping
  • Global support directly from the official Qt Support team
  • Avoid legal risk and secure your intellectual property rights
  • Close strategic relationship with The Qt Company with priority access to our R&D
  • Perpetual commercial licensing to protect your investment

Open Source

Qt is a comprehensive cross-platform framework and set of development tools that helps you create and build applications and user interfaces for devices. Qt Open Source is available under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). When developing with Qt Open Source, we stress that you are aware of the terms of the LGPL and your legal obligations. Before you start developing, please make sure your project complies with LGPL and that your company allows usage of open source products. View LGPL FAQ

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