Greenphone is not GPL (was RE: At the risk of being flamed :State of software)

thomas.cooksey at thomas.cooksey at
Fri Aug 24 23:08:59 CEST 2007

> Be careful that you look at exactly what is covered under that GPL
> licensing.  In order to gain access to the phone stack for the Greenphone
> (a must for my purposes) you have to pay them almost $5K for a commercial
> license.

I think Qtopia Core is what's covered under the GPL. Qtopia core is the complete framework for application including all the windowing & rendering stuff plus all the nice QT widgets for stuff like networking etc. It doesn't contain any actual applications. Qtopia Platform is a set of applications built on Qtopia Core, which are not all licenced under the GPL. Looking at the Trolltech website, there is "Qtopia Open Source Edition" however, which "is a near-complete package of the Qtopia Phone Edition and Qtopia Platform source code. It includes an extensive source code for Qtopia applications and libraries.".

I really need to get the LCD up and running on my phone and start trying these things out! :-) I may just wait for a GTA02 and try it out on that, assuming it will come with OpenGL ES libraries. (Anyone?)



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