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Pricing, Packaging and Licensing for Qt

Get the full Qt experience with a licensing plan designed to support your business goals plus access to the official Qt Support Helpdesk and a close strategic relationship with The Qt Company.

All plans are built on the Qt open source project, which ensures you have a platform agnostic and future-proof technology strategy.

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$329

per month / per user with
1-year prepayment

Pro

Everything you need for your software development lifecycle.
Ideal for companies with commercial development projects.

Available subscriptions

Monthly & yearly subscriptions with auto-renewal.

Distribution costs

Volume-based for embedded platforms.

Packages/Bundles available:

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Support:

Standard Support SLA or upgrade to Premium Support available

Customer Success Management:

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Licenses are transferable every 6 months

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Discounts are available for small business start-ups with embedded and desktop software development projects. We want to help you get to market faster and lower your costs.

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The Small Business Plan is available if your documented annual revenue + funding is maximum USD $250,000.

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This free Educational Programs plan license allows full use of all aspects of Qt development.

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We offer larger discounts on bundles for our three and five year subscriptions.
Pricing below shows 1-year subscription cost with upfront annual payment.

Design & Develop

Starts at

$4490 $4940 9%

per user per year

Includes

Qt for Application Development + Qt Design Studio

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Develop & Connect

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$4150 $4350 5%

per user per year

Includes

Qt for Application Development + Qt for Automation M2M Protocols

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Automation & M2M

Design, Develop & Connect

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$4640 $5340 13%

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Includes

Qt for Application Development + Qt Design Studio + Qt for Automation M2M Protocols

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Automation & M2M

Embed & Scale

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Includes

Qt for Device Creation + Qt for MCUs

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Qt for Application Development


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Sure you might be able to build a software development stack that has no upfront costs, but what does it cost you to use it? With commercial licensing, you guarantee productivity, flexibility and reliability.

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Commercial licensing of the Qt framework and development tools.

  • License compatibility totally risk-free
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  • High-quality development and design tooling included
  • Commercial professional support
  • Known hardware requirements for product budgeting
  • Lower development and maintenance costs with cross-platform libraries
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Build your own dev stack comprising free technologies from various vendors.

  • Managing license compatibility can be complex, risky and time-intensive
  • Adds development testing time for guaranteeing library interoperability
  • Cost for leveling up development and design tooling
  • Varying quality of support resources
  • Volatility of dependencies across multiple code bases
  • Unpredictable BoM

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Clarius saved 500 hours of development time and got their next generation of portable ultrasound products to market (six months ahead of target) with Qt Commercial.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1.0. When do I need a Qt for Application Development and when a Qt for Device Creation license?
    • If you create a device, you need Qt for Device Creation License. When you build a hardware that incorporates, integrates, or links to parts of Qt’s software libraries, it is a device. Also, when the main intended use case of a hardware product depends on Qt’s products and there are no other means for using the hardware for its main intended use case, the hardware is considered a device.
    • The Qt for Application Development license is sufficient to create applications that run on desktop PCs, mobile phones, or tablets. These kinds of computers are typically used also for reading email, browsing the Internet and so on. A Qt-based application is only one of many applications on these computers. The main use case of these computers is not dedicated to the use of your Qt-based application.
    Contact us to learn more.
  • Can a commercial license be assigned to another person?

    Yes. A License Manager, that needs to be assigned for each organization using Qt, can assign licenses from one user to another in Qt’s customer portal. Note that the License Manager can reassign a license only once within six months. Qt’s Support Center can nominate the License Manager from any of the license holders within the company.

  • Can I cancel my subscription at any time?

    You can cancel your subscription at any time, this will stop the auto-renewal of your subscription and your license will be terminated at the end of your current term. For logistical reasons there is a 30 day cancel period before the end of your term, i.e., you need to cancel no later than 30 days before the expiry of your subscription. If you cancel the subscription less than 30 days before expiry, then your subscription will be automatically renewed for the next term.

  • Can I continue to distribute my application after my developer license has expired?

    No. You are not permitted to further distribute your applications.

    If you have unused Qt for Device Creation Distribution Licenses, you may continue distribute the application with your device for a period of 6 months. You are however not allowed to further develop or maintain the applications.

  • Can I continue to use Qt tools or libraries after the subscription has expired?

    No. If you are a subscription license holder, your rights to continue using the tools, APIs and libraries or access to any updates will expire when the subscription expires, or the subscription is cancelled. You will not have the rights to future development.

  • Can I distribute Qt binaries in conjunction with my desktop or mobile application?

    Yes. Distribution of Qt libraries in binary form in conjunction with the developed application is allowed.

  • Can I install Qt on one computer for coding and other Qt components on another computer as a build server?

    Yes. You can install the Qt framework and our development tools to up to five computers. Our licenses are per named individual, so all members of your team using Qt need to have a valid license. For example, Qt software running on build server established using your license may not be accessed by a user without license. Misuse may lead to payment entitlement of all applicable license fees retrospectively.

  • Can I lock devices to prevent users from tampering with them when I have a commercial license?

    Yes. Locking of devices, also known as Tivoization, is allowed under the commercial license.

  • Can I use one license for multiple projects (applications or devices)?

    Yes, you can use your commercial license to design, develop or test multiple products.
    A Qt for Application Development license can be used for creating many different application products on generic desktop and mobile targets. Likewise, a Qt for Device Creation license can be used for all Qt for Application Development use cases as well as for creating multiple products.
    Only the Qt for Device Creation Distribution licenses and Qt Extended Support are dedicated for a specific  product.

  • Do I have to purchase a commercial license for every user in our team?

    If you have chosen the commercial licensing, each Qt user must have their own assigned Qt commercial license. UI Designers, Technical Artists, Software Developers, or Test Automation Engineers might have different kind of Qt licenses, but every single person needs a valid subscription license. It is not permitted to mix Qt commercial licensees with open-source licensees in the design, development and testing of one hardware device or application. The Qt Company has the right to audit the use of commercial Qt products.

  • Do I need to have a distribution license to distribute my application with a hardware device?

    To provide or distribute a Qt-based application on devices under Qt commercial license, distribution licenses are also required. This means if your device incorporates or integrates parts of the Qt software libraries or if the main functionality of the device depends on Qt’s products regardless of whether Qt’s products are distributed or not, then you need a distribution license.

  • Do the commercial Qt license agreements grant the right to do static linking of Qt libraries with applications?

    Yes, unlike some open-source setups, static linking is allowed with a commercial Qt license.

  • Does Qt commercial licensing allow for source code distribution of Qt libraries or tools?

    No, it does not. Qt libraries may be distributed in binary form only with the application.

  • How can upgrade I from one Qt product package to another one containing more features?

    Please contact Qt sales for discussing the best possible upgrade choice.

  • I intend to access Qt's APIs through a wrapper, do I still need a license?

    Yes. Wrappers do not block the licenses of the libraries they wrap. Licenses are passed on through the wrapper, hence developers using the wrapper must comply to the wrapped libraries’ licenses.

  • Is there a difference between the commercial license bought online and the commercial license bought via a sales manager?

    The features and functionality and license are the same. The only difference are the payment options.

  • We have started to develop a product with an open source license - How can we upgrade to a commercial Qt license?

    You can convert from developing under open source to commercial terms and conditions by contacting the Qt Company. The commercial license does not by default allow using of code created under open source license, thus you will need to contact the Qt Company to help you with the transition.

  • When do I need a license to use Qt’s framework, tools, or libraries?

    To protect the interest of the creators and maintainers of Qt, every user of Qt must either have a valid commercial license or needs to agree to the open-source terms and conditions. The commercial Qt license gives you the full rights to create and distribute software on your own terms without any open source license obligations. The Qt open-source licensing is ideal for use cases such as open source projects with open-source distribution, student/academic purposes, hobby projects, internal research projects without external distribution, or other projects where all GPL and LGPL obligations can be met.