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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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per user per year
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$4150 $4350 5%
per user per year
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$4640 $5340 13%
per user per year
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Qt for Device Creation + Qt for MCUs
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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.
The Mercedes-Benz (MBUX) in-car infotainment system revolutionizes the industry standard and separates them from the competition with intelligent GUIs built with Qt.
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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.
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.
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.
Yes. Distribution of Qt libraries in binary form in conjunction with the developed application is allowed.
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.
Yes. Locking of devices, also known as Tivoization, is allowed under the commercial license.
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.
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Yes, unlike some open-source setups, static linking is allowed with a commercial Qt license.
No, it does not. Qt libraries may be distributed in binary form only with the application.
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The features and functionality and license are the same. The only difference are the payment options.
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.
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